Mainstream and Maple Power announce that they have partnered to bid on the Crown Estate’s Celtic Offshore Floating Wind tender.
A promising call for tenders
Mainstream and Maple Power are interested in bidding on the Celtic offshore floating wind tender announced for 2023. It will involvea rental cycle of the Celtic Sea seabed. This will facilitate the development of the floating offshore wind industry in the UK.
In addition, the aim is to encourage investments in the UK supply chain. The goal is to provide a total of 4GW of renewable energy by 2035. The region has the potential to generate up to an additional 20 GW by 2045.
This solution will thus contribute to the UK’s energy transition and its future energy security. Mainstream and Maple Power highlight their respective expertise in the energy field. In fact, as of 2019, Maple Power is co-developing over 2GW of offshore wind projects across Europe.
A recognized partnership
The company is participating in the Provence Grand Large project, the first offshore wind farm in France. Mainstream has extensive experience in offshore wind development in the UK. The company is developing and consenting 20% of the UK’s offshore wind capacity in operation, including Hornsea One (1.2GW), Hornsea 2 (1.4GW) and Neart na Gaoithe (450MW).
Through its recent association with Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream has a leading position in the floating wind industry. The company is currently developing gigawatt projects in South Korea (1.2 GW) and Scotland (1.8 GW). Mainstream is also a significant shareholder in the leading provider of floating wind technology, Principle Power.
Tove Røskaft, Head of Offshore Wind at Mainstream, states:
“The Celtic Sea can play a leading role in achieving the UK’s net zero ambitions, while providing renewable energy for green value chains in Wales and beyond through its proximity to key industries. I believe Mainstream and Maple Power bring together highly complementary capabilities and experience that will help us achieve our goal of bidding for and developing floating offshore wind in the region.”
This floating wind project in the Celtic Sea could make it possible to achieve Britain’s renewable energy ambitions. Both companies are best positioned to consider opportunities in the Celtic Sea tender.