Scoping Report for Cenos Floating Offshore Windfarm Submitted
Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, two European developers and owners of offshore wind projects, have submitted a Scoping Report for Cenos floating offshore windfarm to Marine Scotland, positioning the project to become one of the world’s largest floating wind farms once operational.
The Scoping report presents in detail the nature and purpose of the project and its possible effects on the environment, marking the first step of the project’s consenting process.
Located 200km offshore in the UK Central North Sea, the Cenos floating offshore wind farm will have up to 1.4 GW of installed renewable capacity and is on track to deliver first power in 2028. Cenos will be connected to the UK grid.
As a result of the renewable power and grid-connection supplied through Cenos, oil and gas platforms in the surrounding areas will transition to using renewable energy. In addition, 5.5GWh of power from the project is expected to be supplied to the UK grid annually, providing consumers with renewable electricity. Overall, the Cenos project is estimated to cut emissions by over two million tonnes of carbon each year while supporting the commercialization of floating offshore wind technology.
Cenos will therefore support The North Sea Transition Deal’s goal to halve offshore emissions by 2030, as well as making a significant contribution to meeting Scotland’s 2045 Net Zero target.
Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn are also partnering on the Green Volt floating offshore wind project. The developers have submitted leasing applications for both Cenos and Green Volt as part of the Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round. The Crown Estate is expected to announce awards in Q2 this year.
Visit the recently launched Cenos website to learn more about the project: www.cenosoffshorewind.com