Gazelle Wind Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maersk Supply Service, a provider of global offshore marine services and integrated solutions for the energy sector, to support the development of a 2 MW pilot plant using the company’s floating wind platform at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). Maersk Supply Service will provide the project’s engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), which is expected to be completed in Q2 2023.
The Gazelle platform enables wind farms to be placed in deep waters and is much lighter than conventional platforms. It is also more compact and simpler to build, deploy and maintain than other floating platforms, which translates to a dramatically lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE).
“Maersk has an impressive track record and we could not have asked for a better organization to work with on this project,” says Connie Hedegaard, Gazelle Wind Power’s non-executive director. “This agreement with Maersk will help Gazelle accelerate the momentum of the development of its hybrid floating platform and open up the massive offshore wind market.”
“Green transition and decarbonization initiatives are at the heart of our strategy,” mentions Yvan Leyni, floating wind solutions director at Maersk Supply Service. “We are committed to being at the forefront of the rapidly evolving floating wind industry and are delighted to support the Gazelle pilot project.”
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