Ocean Winds (OW), a joint venture between EDP Renováveis and France’s Engie, has secured the rights to develop two offshore wind farms in Scotland. According to the statement released this Monday, the projects will have a total installed capacity of 2.3 gigawatts (GW).
The first project will be developed in partnership with Mainstream Renewable Power and will have a total capacity of 1.8 GW. The second one is expected to have a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW). Both sites will be located east of the Shetland Islands.
“We are looking forward to using our more than 10-year expertise as a pioneer in floating offshore wind farms from development to operation to progress this large floating project awarded with Mainstream, as well as the 500 MW floating project also awarded to Ocean Winds during this clearing round,” said Bautista Rodriguez, Ocean Winds’ chief executive officer, adding that the company’s international portfolio has now expanded to 14.5 GW of gross capacity.
Ocean Winds was created as a joint venture in 2020 by EDP Renováveis and ENGIE. The company is one of Scotland’s leading offshore wind developers, with 950 MW currently in operation at Moray East and 882 MW in late development stage at Moray West. In January, OW was successful in its ScotWind bid, the Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm, with a plan for up to 2 GW.