The offshore wind developers Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, has announced that their pioneering floating offshore wind project Green Volt was granted the offshore planning approval.

With onshore consent announced earlier this month, Green Volt has now received all its planning approvals and remains on track to be the first commercial-scale offshore windfarm in Europe.

When completed, Green Volt will include up to 35 floating wind turbines, providing up to 560 MW of renewable energy capacity.

As part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas (INTOG) leasing round, the project will deliver renewable electricity to oil and gas platforms, replacing existing natural gas and diesel power generation.

Green Volt will also provide electricity to the UK grid, and it will reduce carbon emissions by 1m tonnes per annum.

Green Volt is 50% owned by Flotation Energy and 50% by Vårgrønn.

Source: Flotation Energy