Invenergy, BW Offshore partner in bid for 5.4 GW wind project offshore Scotland

north sea energy island
Denmark's North Sea energy island will produce 3 GW of energy, with a long-term expansion goal of 10 GW, using 200 offshore wind turbines. (Courtesy: Orsted)

Invenergy and BW Offshore are partnering on a bid to build a massive, 5.4-gigawatt wind project proposal offshore Scotland, the companies announced Wednesday.

The offshore wind project will be a mix of floating and fixed foundations off the northeast coast of Scotland, as part of the first ScotWind leasing round.

“We are uniquely positioned to deliver innovative offshore wind infrastructure to Scotland through leveraging Invenergy’s decades of experience, expertise in leading complex projects to completion and network of strategic supplier relationships such as with GE Renewable Energy,” said Bryan Schueler, senior executive vice president and construction business leader for Invenergy. “This joint venture represents an important milestone in furthering our partnership with BW Offshore and Invenergy’s continued investment in Scotland and its clean energy future.”

Invenergy has developed 180 projects across four continents totaling more than 29 GW of renewable energy capacity. BW Offshore is a floating production specialist that supports the transition to a low carbon economy.

“Together, we represent a unique blend of expertise and ambition to deliver the next phase of energy transition in Scotland, bringing substantial international project development experience and a strong track record for local value creation,” said BW Offshore CEO Marco Beenen. “ScotWind will play a critical role in delivering the nation’s offshore wind targets and our ambition is to be a central part of this journey, committed to working with Scotland’s supply chain to accelerate the energy transition.”

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