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Total enters floating wind market with project in U.K.

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March 19, 2020
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Following in the footsteps of players like Shell or Repsol, Total is the next in a line of oil and gas developers to tap into the floating wind market. The Erebus project will be developed by a new joint venture, Blue Gem Wind, formed between Total (which owns 80% of the project) and project developer Simply Blue Energy. Erebus is expected to install 96 MW of wind capacity off the coast of Wales and could feature Principle Power's semisubmersible foundation, though the turbine manufacturer remains undisclosed. This announcement is another sign of floating wind's traction in the oil and gas sector, for which offshore wind comes as a natural fit; clients should expect similar projects to come online in the near future.

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