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To mark St David’s Day, RWE launches new Celtic Sea website and Welsh language virtual classroom for floating wind

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  • New online portal unveiled to become a gateway to learning and business opportunities
  • Popular floating wind virtual classroom now in Welsh language
  • RWE is proud to celebrate its Welsh heritage on St David’s Day

Baglan, Wednesday 01 March 2023

RWE has today unveiled an important new online platform which will sit at the heart of its ambitions for delivering floating wind in the Celtic Sea, off the coast of South Wales and South West England.

The website will become a core hub for project news, information and engagement for businesses, communities, stakeholders and anyone interested in learning more about the offshore technology and RWE’s ambitions for the Celtic Sea. The company is at the leading edge of floating wind around the world, and is well placed for maximizing the deployment of the technology in support of new jobs, skills and supply chain opportunities.

RWE is preparing to bid into The Crown Estate’s forthcoming Celtic Sea seabed leasing auction later this year, where up to 4GW of floating wind will be awarded and many more gigawatts are expected in the future. The company aims to have at least 1 gigawatt (GW) of floating wind technology either in construction or operation by 2030.

Designed initially as a first contact portal for the project and the experienced team behind it, the website will quickly develop into a major business opportunities hub supported by a unique supply chain engagement initiative which is due to be unveiled by RWE later this month. So look out for more news and information via the website.

Philippa Powell, RWE’s Celtic Sea Project Director, said: “We are proud of our Welsh heritage, and the fact that we are looking to bring this major new technology and the multi-billion pound opportunities it represents to Wales and the Celtic Sea region. Through our expertise, in-house innovation and external collaborations we have a unique capability for delivering floating wind in the region. Our new website will reflect how the project is developing, it will be a portal into the team, and will be key to unlocking future business opportunities for the region. Come and take a look, and keep a watch for all of our news and opportunities in the future.”

Visit the website www.rwe.com/celtic-sea.

Learn about Floating Wind: Proud of its over 120 years’ Welsh history, RWE has created a Welsh language version of its popular Floating Wind Virtual Classroom, which is officially launched today in recognition of St David’s Day.

RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind, and has already gained significant experience through multiple high-profile floating demonstration projects around the world. The company is now using this expertise to help decision makers, stakeholders, communities and businesses around the world understand more about the technology through its Floating Wind Virtual Classroom.

Accessed through the new RWE Celtic Sea website as well as RWE’s own global web portal, a Welsh language version of the online classroom is now available. Beyond digging into how floating wind farms and technology works, RWE presents key facts on why and how floating wind can be used to help achieve global net zero emissions targets. The virtual classroom provides users with answers to key questions such as what is floating wind? And how do floating wind turbines float and stay in place?  Learn more about the technology and how it works from the Floating Wind Virtual Classroom (English) / Floating Wind Virtual Classroom (Welsh).

Beyond the Celtic Sea, RWE’s ambition is to develop commercial-scale floating wind projects around the world. It has already secured a commercial-scale floating wind lease off the Californian coast and has been selected as a qualified bidder for two commercial floating wind projects off the French coast, it is also preparing with partners to participate in the Utsira Nord floating wind tender in Norway and is exploring floating wind in other European markets and the APAC region.

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