Llŷr floating turbines take on Owners Engineer to prepare front end design for Celtic Wind demonstrator projects

Developer Floventis Energy has awarded the ‘owner’s engineer’ contract for the Llŷr 1 and 2 wind farms in the Celtic Seas to Kent, in partnership with Vekta Group.
The Llŷr projects are demonstrating the potential of two floating offshore wind platforms within an array of 6 – 8 units each. Floventis Energy is a joint venture between renewable energy project development company Cierco and SBM Offshore, specialists in floating offshore energy.
The two 100MW projects are progressing through pre-FEED, expecting to reach a commercial operation date by 2027. The Llŷr projects will allow floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, with two test and demonstration arrays.
Cerianne Cummings, Kent’s Offshore Wind Market Director, said: “We continually strive to push the boundaries of water depth, seabed type, standardisation, optimisation and asset management. We are proud to be part of this project, which is paving the way toward the commercialisation of floating wind and, therefore, a cleaner and greener future for everyone. We are very excited to be a part of the transition and look forward to working with Floventis on this milestone project.”
Kent says it has been involved in developing 70% of UK offshore wind farms including 11GW+ operational wind farms, 1,500+ offshore wind structures, and 20+ offshore substations. Floventis says it will deliver 20% of the UK government’s target of 1GW of floating wind before 2030.