UK developer Source Energie, in conjunction with ERM Dolphyn, is planning a new gigascale floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea.
The wind farm will be linked to offshore hydrogen production, with the green gas transported to shore via a dedicated pipeline.
Earlier this the company had already made public its intention to develop a 300ME hydrogen complex fuelled by wind off Wales called Dylan that could be online by 2028, with an expansion expected to follow in the 2030s.
The company is also is seeking to develop a separate gigawatt-scale wind farm to the south of Dylan, called Myrddin. The hydrogen will be sent to shore via pipeline, where it can be used for power generation, transport, industrial fuel and heating.
“Offshore wind is now more important than ever and Source Energie is excited to see the plans in the Celtic Sea become more tangible with The Crown Estate announcing the key target areas for large scale floating wind projects,” Source Energie CEO Kevin Lynch said.
“The Celtic Sea is a strategic location for power generation with optimal conditions for floating offshore wind projects.”
“The Dylan and Myrddin projects being advanced by Source Energie will enable Dolphyn to take a world leading position in offshore low carbon hydrogen production, helping the UK to achieve its net zero ambitions, whilst also improving its energy security,” ERM Dolphyn director Steve Matthews said.
“We are delighted that low carbon hydrogen is at the centre of The Crown Estate’s proposals for the Celtic Sea.”