An early commercial project in the Celtic Sea
Valorous is the second floating offshore wind project being progressed by Blue Gem Wind in the Celtic Sea with the proposed site approximately 50km South West of the Pembrokeshire coastline. This project follows on from Erebus, the 100 MW test and demonstration project that is already in development.
Stepping stones to assist the local supply chain
We believe a stepping stone approach to floating wind in the Celtic Sea will provide the UK supply chain with the best opportunity to engage in this new exciting sector, maximising local supply chain content and jobs. This means starting with smaller demonstration projects before moving incrementally to larger commercial scale projects in the 2030s.
Blue Gem Wind’s second project in the Celtic Sea, an early commercial project, Valorous
The project, named after a ship, built in Pembroke Dock in 1816 will follow on from Erebus and continue our stepping stone approach to floating wind in the Celtic Sea. Please visit our planning page for more information.
HMS Valorous was the second ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy. She was built at the Royal Navy Dockyard in Pembroke Dock and launched together with her sister ship, HMS Ariadne, on 10 February 1816.
HMS Valorous was a 20-gun Hermes-class post ship and was placed in commission in 1821 for service abroad in the Caribbean and Newfoundland. Two of her captains were forced to resign their commands during this time and the ship was placed in reserve in 1826 until she was broken up in 1829.
We are currently in the project planning and design phase meaning current opportunities for supply chain are focused in this area. We are working with development agencies to explore how they can be part of this exciting new low carbon industry moving forwards.
Sustainable Coastal Communities
First GW of floating wind in the Celtic Sea could deliver over 3000 jobs and £682 million in local supply chain opportunities by 2030
Unlocking the Wind Resource
A study has identified 150 to 250 GW of wind resource in the Celtic Sea with approximately 50 GW attainable
A New Low Carbon Future
Delivering the Celtic Seas first offshore floating wind project. Providing green energy to 279,652 homes per year
Supporting Welsh and UK Government policies including:
Net Zero 2050 target / Climate Emergency / UK Industrial Strategy / UK Clean Growth Strategy / Well Being of the Future Generations Act / Environment Wales Act / Welsh National Marine Plan.
Want to know more?
Please use the links below to check out our careers, education, and document library. Information on our projects, floating wind, and the latest news can be found using the menu at the top of the page.
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If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved in off-shore wind please take a look at our careers page which includes a variety of resources.
We have produced an animated video and education pack to work with primary-level students on the impacts of climate change and floating wind.
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