Naval Energies has joined the DeepWind offshore wind cluster as part of its strategy to offer floating wind technology in the Scottish market.
The French offshore renewable energy technology developer said it aims to join in the development of the floating wind sector in Scotland and offer its semi-submersible floater.
“Naval Energies, a strategic player in floating wind, will bring its expertise to future Scottish projects. Belonging to DeepWind, an accelerator and facilitator, will enable us to work with other partners and thereby fostering growth and synergies, in a collaborative spirit for the deployment of offshore wind in Scotland,” said Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, Chairman of Naval Energies.
Created in April 2019, DeepWind is one of the eight clusters formed as part of the UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal. Its aim is to increase the competitiveness and capability of the Scottish supply chain.
It is currently being managed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, and covers the Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Highland and Moray local council areas.
To remind, Scotland officially launched the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects on 10 June, which is aiming to reach a capacity of up to 10 GW over an area of circa 8,600km2.