TechnipFMC partnership Magnora Offshore Wind is successful in ScotWind leasing round application

Source: press release, 18 January 2022

Luana Duffé, TechnipFMC Executive Vice President, New Energy Ventures
Luana Duffé, TechnipFMC Executive Vice President, New Energy Ventures (photo: TechnipFMC)

TechnipFMC and Magnora ASA have announced that their partnership, Magnora Offshore Wind AS, has been offered the opportunity to enter into an Option Agreement for the N3 area by the Crown Estate Scotland in the ScotWind leasing round. The planned development will have a total capacity of approximately 500 megawatts (MW), which could power more than 600,000 homes in the United Kingdom.

Magnora Offshore Wind is a partnership between TechnipFMC and Magnora, combining TechnipFMC’s experience executing large integrated offshore projects and delivering industry leading technologies and Magnora’s extensive renewable and offshore project development expertise. One of the core principles of the partnership is local commitment, involving local subcontractors and communities to create long-term value in all project phases in a sustainable and responsible way.

Luana Duffé, Executive Vice President, New Energy Ventures at TechnipFMC, comments, “Magnora Offshore Wind is an exciting partnership for TechnipFMC, and we are ready to put our expertise and experience into action following this successful bid. We will build on our core strengths of innovation, integration and collaboration while supporting local communities and developing the local supply chain.”

Torstein Sanness, Executive Chairman of Magnora ASA, comments, “Magnora Offshore Wind is a young company with ambitions and capabilities. Extensive experience from renewable and offshore energy production creates a strong foundation for succeeding in growing an offshore wind business with significant long-term value creation for society, employees and shareholders. Together with TechnipFMC, we are proud to be given the opportunity to progress our work to develop the ScotWind N3 area.”

The N3 area is situated in the north-western part of Scotland, 40 kilometres offshore Western Isles. The planned wind farm will cover an area of approximately 100 square kilometres in water depths of 106 to 125 metres, and the concept base for the application is 33 semi-submersible floating wind turbines of 15 MW capacity.

The ambition is to achieve Consent in 2026, Final Investment Decision in 2028, and start production in 2030, contributing to achieving Scotland’s Net Zero targets, Pathway to 2030.

For the ScotWind N3 application, Magnora Offshore Wind has support from three committed experience providers: Stornoway Port Authority, Kishorn Port and DNV.