Unprecedented opportunity, innovation and growth
Floating offshore wind is an emerging technology and there are only two wind farms – Equinor’s Hywind Scotland being one of these - that currently produces energy for homes in the UK this way.
Developing the supply chain to deliver floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea will be critical and will provide opportunities for companies that can provide regionally competitive solutions.
Equinor has developed and is the operator of floating offshore wind farms in the UK and Norway and has worked with the supply chain to develop projects that drive the cost of electricity down, while procuring regionally wherever technically and commercially possible. A floating wind farm provides a host of opportunities for companies that can deliver competitive solutions:
Key areas of supply chain
We want to work with local and regional suppliers and partners who can contribute to enabling economic opportunities and investment across the region.
- Foundation manufacturing, logistics and installation
- WTG assembly and installation
- Mooring and anchor systems manufacturing and installation
- Export and array cable systems, manufacture and installation
- High-voltage electrical system infrastructure
- Marine services and vessel support
- Port services, including logistics, lifting, storage
- Onshore substation construction
- O&M base construction
- Operations and maintenance activities (during the operating phase)
We are committed to enabling infrastructure development in the region, to support the growth of floating offshore wind energy and decarbonisation of industry across the region. This includes working with port operators and operators of the grid to ensure Wales and South West England is capable of delivering 4 GW of floating wind by 2035.
Supporting, developing and growing the local and regional supply chain is important to us and we have a strong track record of doing so across our offshore wind portfolio. We want to work with local companies and organisations and welcome expressions of interest.
Get in touch with Equinor
The project development areas being allocated by The Crown Estate will be offered for a period of 60 years, meaning successful developers will have the ability to deliver two life cycles of projects. This means long-term investment in the Celtic Sea region and sustainable job creation.
We encourage all companies with an interest in supporting our Celtic Sea projects to provide their capabilities to the below email address: