Gwynt Glas Floating Offshore Wind Farm Welcomes New Partnership 

EDF Renewables UK is entering into a partnership with Irish renewable energy developer ESB, and global offshore wind investor, Reventus Power to develop Gwynt Glas Floating Offshore Wind Farm in the Celtic Sea.
Gwynt Glas Floating Offshore Wind Farm Welcomes New Partnership 
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The partnership sees EDF Renewables UK, ESB and Reventus Power each owning a 33.33% share. The partnership confirms the trio’s commitment to delivering floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and expects to bid in The Crown Estate’s Leasing Round 5. DP Energy remain a development partner in the project, leveraging their local presence and engagement.    

The Gwynt Glas project team has been active in the Celtic Sea region for some time and made significant progress in maximizing the opportunity including hosting supply chain events and successfully implementing an award-winning program to inspire the future workforce, Destination Renewables. 

EDF has a track record in building out large scale infrastructure projects while maximizing local benefits.

An important element of the project is how it is connected to the electricity grid so that the green energy being produced can be distributed to homes and businesses across the UK. Gwynt Glas has signed a 300 MW and 1 GW grid connection agreement with National Grid.

Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Generation Trading at ESB said,  “As ESB drives towards its Net Zero by 2040 target, it is recognized that offshore wind will be a crucial contributor to that goal.  Floating offshore wind in particular has the potential to really turn the dial, not just here in the UK but also in Ireland where we have one of the best floating offshore wind resources in the world.  I look forward to growing our relationship with EDF Renewables UK and I welcome the opportunity to work with Reventus Power."

Matthieu Hue CEO of EDF Renewables UK said, “We are delighted to welcome ESB and Reventus Power onboard as our new joint venture partners to Gwynt Glas. 

“We already work with ESB on other projects, including Neart na Gaoithe, our offshore wind farm, currently under construction in the Firth of Forth and the Stornoway onshore wind farm in the Western Isles. 

“We have a close relationship with the Reventus Power team, having a worked with them on Provence Grand Large, France’s first floating offshore wind farm.

“We are fully committed to developing Gwynt Glas Floating Offshore Wind Farm, and look forward to delivering clean energy, supporting skilled jobs and boosting local economies.” 

Michael van der Heijden CEO of Reventus Power said, “We are delighted to join with EDF Renewables and ESB, two industry leading players, in the Gwynt Glas consortium. Together with our partners, we bring a deep understanding of the floating offshore wind market and we look forward to participating in the forthcoming UK Round 5 Leasing Round”

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