Crown Estate

Offshore Wind Project UK

The Crown Estate announces intent to grant seabed rights for wind project offshore UK, subject to HRA.
Cierco is pleased to announce that The Crown Estate has confirmed an intention to move forward with the lease process for two 100MW floating wind test and demonstration sites in the Celtic Sea to Llŷr Floating Wind Limited. The formal award will be subject to a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), following which, the Llŷr project will progress with environmental assessments and surveys in line with the regulatory consent processes.
This milestone was reached by Floventis Energy Limited, a newly established joint venture between SBM Offshore and Cierco Ltd. focusing on the development of floating wind projects. The joint venture seeks to secure seabed rights and relevant permits before implementing state-of-the-art technologies for floating offshore wind activities, helping to stimulate infrastructure investment, reduce costs and develop supply chain in what will be one of the key UK markets for floating offshore wind.
Mikael Jakobsson, Chairman of the Cierco Group, commented “We are very pleased to reach this first milestone for Floventis Energy, which materializes the strong partnership we have established with SBM Offshore with the objective to develop competitive and sustainable floating wind projects”
Cierco CEO Scott Harper added “Our development strategy is centered on exploring tailored solutions to meet specific local demands and developing technology capable of being competitive across the broader market. The Llŷr project is a key part of this strategy and Cierco looks forward to working with all stakeholders to deliver market leading solutions in the Celtic Sea.

About SBM Offshore
SBM Offshore is a leader in the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry over the full lifecycle. Knowing how to harness the energy in and below the world’s waters is what positions SBM Offshore as a company with an important role to play in the global energy development. From today’s oil and gas to tomorrow’s wind and wave, SBM Offshore is uniquely positioned to facilitate the energy transition.
About The Crown Estate
The Crown Estate holds the rights to seabeds around the British Isles, encompassing Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

About HRA Process
The projects will be subject to plan-level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) to assess possible impacts on protected marine habitats. Subject to the outcome of this plan-level HRA, the applicants could then be granted seabed agreements for lease