- Due to the recent awards of new development rights in New York Bight auction, Scotwind tender process or Electric Business Licenses in Korea, Ocean Winds reached 11.2 GW of offshore wind gross capacity within its portfolio.
- Wind Europe 2022 will be the opportunity to celebrate the important steps taken by Ocean Winds since its creation in 2020 and announce a new key contract with Vestas for French floating project EFGL.
Ocean Winds, an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture in 2020 by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, is present in Wind Europe 2022 in Bilbao, the opportunity to celebrate its recent successes and announce a new contract, key for the development of floating offshore wind in France.
When EDPR and ENGIE combined their offshore wind assets and project pipeline to create OW, the company had a total of 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development. Two years later, and on its trajectory to reach its 2025 target of 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation, or construction, and 5 to 10 GW under advanced development, OW’s offshore wind portfolio now reaches 11.2 GW of gross capacity.
In Portugal, OW is operating Windfloat Atlantic (25 MW), floating project which stands as a cornerstone for the industry since the beginning of 2020; has inaugurated Seamade (487 MW), in Belgium, in 2021, and finished the construction of Moray East (950MW). Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm has recently announced having reached its full contracted output of 900 MW to the UK National Transmission Grid.
It has also reached key steps towards imminent construction for the Moray West project (882 MW), neighbour of Moray East, and reached FID for the French EFGL Leucate project (30 MW), floating offshore wind pilot in the Mediterranean Sea.
Key projects are now in advanced development phase, such as Les Eoliennes en Mer Services (LEMS) two offshore wind projects (992 MW) in Dieppe, Le Tréport and Noirmoutier in France, or B&C Wind, (400MW) bottom-fixed project in Poland, which reached CfD in 2021.
Building on its presence in Europe, and particularly in Scotland, OW was awarded the rights to develop around 1 GW of new offshore wind capacity in Scotland during the Scotwind seabed lease process: the Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm.
Outside of Europe, South Korean floating project, KF Wind now holds the rights of exclusivity to reach its 1.3 GW capacity, thanks to two EBLs (Electric Business Licence) awarded in January and March 2022. In the U.S., Mayflower Wind added in December 2021 a 400MW PPA, reaching 1,200 MW of total PPA with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on its way to realizing the around 2,265 MW windfarm project. Following the New York Bight auction, OW was awarded a lease area estimated to have the capacity to generate up to 1.7 GW.
Wind Europe 2022 will also be the opportunity to take an important step on our way to the realization of floating wind projects in France. OW has placed a 30 MW order to Vestas for the Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) offshore wind farm, the floating pilot project held in partnership with the Banque des Territoires. The contract, whose signing ceremony will take place during Wind Europe 2022 in Bilbao, includes the supply, transport, installation, supervision, and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind turbines.
All these achievements were managed in a pandemic context and thanks to its international growing teams and hand in hand with its suppliers. OW’s presence in Wind Europe 2022 event holds the objective of growing both ranks, as it is looking for talents and suppliers to take part in this success.