Wave/wind JV gets ball rolling
Marine Space, Aquatera to deliver EIA screenings for FPP, DP projects
Danish developer Floating Power Plant (FPP) and Ireland’s DP Energy have appointed marine consultants to start screening the sites for their two wave/wind projects in the UK.
UK-based outfit Marine Space will provide an environmental impact assessment screening report for the Dyfed project in Wales while Aquatera will deliver another one for the Katanes site in Scotland.
The screening exercise is the first formal step in defining and developing the sites, the developers said.
The two companies established 50/50-owned UK vehicles - Katanes Floating Energy and Dyfed Floating Energy - in September to develop floating wind sites featuring a wave device incorporated in a semi-submersible platform.
FPP's P80 technology concept combines a 5-8MW floating wind turbine with a 2-3MW wave device.
The Dyfed plant is likely to be located to the south of Port of Milford Haven, while Katanes will develop a site off Caithness.
Last month, FPP hired Scottish business advisers Johnston Carmichael to help it raise €10m for the projects.
Image: Floating Power Plant (FPP)