OWC Joins Erebus Team

Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd (OWC) has entered into a contract to provide engineering services for Simply Blue Energy and Total’s Erebus floating wind project located in the Celtic Sea offshore Wales, UK.

Simply Blue Energy/Principle Power

The contract is for a term of approximately three years, and the scope of work includes owners engineering and project development support, as well as holding the CDM role of Principal Designer.

OWC will manage the project out of its headquarters in London, UK, but utilise its resources across the globe.

“As a group we have extensive experience from floating offshore developments as well as offshore wind developments. We will combine this competence to deliver the important engineering role for this exciting and ground-breaking project,” said Katherine Phillips, director and UK country manager at OWC.

Simply Blue Energy has established a partnership with Total to develop the Erebus floating wind farm, for which an application has already been submitted to the Crown Estate.

The project will have a 96MW capacity and will be installed in an area with a water depth of 70 metres. The parties are planning to develop the project using Principle Power’s WindFloat technology.

AqualisBraemar ASA, the parent company of OWC, announced this contract, but without disclosing the client and project name earlier this month.