Two High level strategic sessions in the space of three days for yours truly following Tuesday’s Holistic Network Design City of London seminar, with Floating Wind and the Celtic Sea under scrutiny today
The Crown Estate is taking a realistic financial approach to the process with, for example, cut offs for cable routes at 200km.
Their team took us through something of a pictographic journey and I include a couple of the keys ones here
2035 delivery timeframes underpinned the process with addressed constraints including:
- Site conditions and associated financials
- Anchoring conditions
- Sea state
- Levelised cost of Energy (LCOE)
Some tight timelines but a logical iterative process as The Crown Estate engages with stakeholders in a logical and effective manner
Larger gigawatt scale developments are clearly on the way for areas not even encompassed in the original R4 design sessions shared with the community a few short years ago
The stepped approach enables the supply chain to engage and to grow accordingly.
Enter Floating Hydrogen
Hydrogen is already being integrated into both Holistic Grid Network and Celtic Sea designs. Indeed, evidence is already starting to appear in the public domain:
A lively question and answer sessions addressing the various design envelopes for developers.
Queries about favourable sites not yet worked up, fishery sector concerns and, as we heard on Tuesday the integration of grid.
Grid anticipate the regional build out n the Holistic Network Design - note the spur from South Wales to Cornwall.
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