Published: 27 July 2021 27 July 2021
metocean study supporting the design of the first floating offshore wind (FLOW) projects in Welsh waters is underway. Blue Gem Wind (BGW), a joint venture between Simply Blue Energy and TotalEnergies, is the developer behind two Celtic Sea floating offshore wind projects, Erebus and Valorous.
BGW has appointed ABPmer to deliver the certifiable metocean design bases to inform front end engineering design (FEED) and Detailed Design for both projects. This includes the production of fully calibrated spectral wave and hydrodynamic hindcasts. The study will provide extreme and operational metocean criteria for the array and export cable corridors for both projects, with delivery in late summer 2021.