- Mar 13, 2022 3:35 pm GMT
England and Wales seabed manager confirms "stepping stone" approach to leasing of up to 4GW of floating wind Training cohorts based in Malaysia and Indonesia recently it's clear there is significant activity for offshore wind, hydrogen and floating wind in the Far East.
This ongoing stakeholder engagement is an important part of ensuring that protecting and, where possible, enhancing coastal and marine environmental habitats, which is at the heart of the leasing approach, Crown Estate said.
It has also been engaging with the market to invite views on a range of factors which influence the spatial design of project locations, their size, sequencing and timing. These include ports and supply chain, technology types, and electricity grid readiness.
Through the engagement, the market also shared views on preferred floating wind technology types, and how to deliver a coordinated grid solution to help accelerate grid development and mitigate impacts on communities onshore. Feedback also included the need for investment in both UK supply chain and port infrastructure to help realise the scale of the ambition of the programme.
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