Together, Maple Power and Mainstream Renewable Power are investigating the Crown Estate’s 2023 floating offshore wind tender in the Celtic Sea.
The Celtic Sea seabed lease tender for floating wind is being advanced by The Crown Estate with the goal of producing 4GW of renewable energy by 2035.
To pursue commercial-scale floating projects, Maple Power and Mainstream combine their “deep sector knowledge, extensive development experience and financial strength.”
Head of Offshore Wind at Mainstream, Tove Roskaft, said “The Celtic Sea can play a leading role in reaching the UK’s Net Zero ambitions, while providing renewable energy for green value chains in Wales and beyond through its proximity to key industry.”
“I believe Mainstream and Maple Power bring together highly complementary capabilities and experience which will support us well in our aim to bid on and develop floating offshore wind in the region.”
Since 2019, Maple Power has co-developed over 2GW of offshore wind projects across Europe with its partners and shareholders, including Provence Grand Large, the first floating offshore wind project currently under construction that is non-recourse project financed.
Through the development and approval of Hornsea One (1.2 GW), Hornsea 2 (1.4 GW), and Neart na Gaoithe, Mainstream in the UK has developed and consented to 20% of the UK’s offshore wind capacity that is either in operation or under construction.
Through its recent combination with Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream has taken an early mover position in floating wind and is currently, together with its partners, developing gigawatt-scale projects in South Korea (1.2GW) and Scotland (1.8GW).
Mainstream is also a major shareholder of the leading floating wind technology provider Principle Power.
CEO at Maple Power, Michael van der Heijden, said “Maple Power has been active in floating offshore wind since 2019, when the team started to co-develop the Provence Grand Large project in France.”
“With construction of that project now well underway, I am keen for Maple Power to further deploy its floating offshore wind expertise.”
“Combined with Mainstream’s track record, the two companies together are therefore well-placed to consider opportunities in the Celtic Sea tender.”
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