UK engineering firm Wood has been awarded a preliminary contract by Simply Blue Energy for a proposed floating wind farm off the west coast of Ireland.
Wood has been awarded a pre-FEED contract by Simply Blue Energy for the proposed Western Star floating offshore wind farm off the west coast of Ireland.
Wood will conduct an assessment of the suitability of several floating platform designs for the site and help develop a solution to deliver the greatest amount of wind power for the least financial outlay.
Andy Hemingway, president of Energy, Innovation & Optimisation at Wood, said: “As an emerging technology, floating wind farms could supercharge the world’s renewable energy capacity and will be an important part of the global energy transition.
“Investing in this technology of the future will help Ireland reach its targets on greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.”