Llywelyn wind farm, along with its sister project in Cornish waters, Petroc, will be among the first commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects in the UK.
Cutting-edge floating wind technology will enable Llywelyn to be located in deeper water, and further offshore, reducing environmental impacts whilst taking full advantage of stronger and more consistent winds.
With excellent wind resource, suitable water depth and a requirement for new electricity generation, the Celtic Sea is highly attractive to floating wind development. The region offers a unique opportunity to unlock new clean energy capacity and help establish a new industrial sector. To date, these waters have seen comparatively little offshore infrastructure deployment.
Llywelyn is one of two cutting-edge floating offshore wind projects developed by Renantis and BlueFloat Energy in the Celtic Sea. Together with Petroc, these projects could contribute up to 2GW of renewable energy capacity to South Wales and South West England, and go above and beyond the UK’s 1GW floating offshore wind target by 2030. You can read more about Petroc here.
Llywelyn’s location has been selected following an extensive feasibility study and rigorous site assessment process. Our assessment has included reviews of protected areas, environmental impacts, cable routing, existing infrastructure, marine traffic, and fishing activity.
We have signed an agreement with National Grid, securing a 1GW grid connection in Pembrokeshire. The system operator is exploring upgrades to the existing site to facilitate the connection. These developments will enable the Llywelyn offshore wind project to quickly enter the planning system.