BP and EnBW Add Ventus to UK Offshore Wind Roster

EnBW and BP have selected Ventus International to provide contract resource to the joint venture’s offshore wind development projects in the UK with a combined capacity of 5.9 GW.

The agreement will run for an initial four-year period, with the possibility for a further five, Ventus said.

“We are delighted to be selected for this exciting piece of work for bp andEnBW which adds to an already-strong Ventus client portfolio within the bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind space,” said Michael Lynch, Managing Director of Venus International.

“We are proud to be involved with such a high-profile joint venture and look forward to helping ensure access to the best talent in the industry, through our extensive candidate networks and strong track record, across the offshore renewables sectors.”

BP and EnBW won lease rights for two offshore wind sites, now named the Morgan and Mona projects, in the UK Round 4 leasing at the beginning of last year.

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BP and EnBW’s lease sites are located around 30 kilometres off the coast of North West England and North Wales and will accommodate two offshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of up to 3 GW.

Lease one covers an area of around 300 square kilometres and lease two around 500 square kilometres.

In addition, the joint venture has been awarded an offshore wind development site in ScotWind, Crown Estate Scotland’s offshore wind seabed leasing round.

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The Morven offshore wind farm in Scotland, located some 60 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeen, has a potential generating capacity of 2.9 GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of more than 3 million homes, according to the developers.

In relation to the offshore wind project, BP and EnBW will establish their operational centre in Scotland, and BP said it would make Aberdeen its global operations and maintenance centre of excellence for offshore wind, creating up to 120 new direct jobs and expected to contribute up to GBP 40 million per year to the economy.

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