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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Community consultations for UK offshore wind projects closing soon

Local consultations for UK wind farms: Morecambe, Morgan and Mona will end on 4 June 2023 after six weeks of events aimed at local stakeholders and residents. The online consultation hub is still available for those wanting to provide feedback, to access the events schedule, or find out further details on the projects. All responses to the consultation must be submitted by midnight on 4 June.

Wind farms Morgan and Mona are being developed under a joint venture between bp and Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG(EnBW), and Morecambe is being developed under a joint venture by Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A. and Flotation Energy Ltd.

Launched on 19 April, events for the consultations have been hosted across North-west England, Wales and the Isle of Man, providing an opportunity for the local communities and stakeholders to engage and provide feedback on the projects in person.

Richard Haydock, Project Director, bp, said: “These consultations are an important next step in delivering these projects and getting them online. We’ve had a good level of response so far, and we hope to see it continue until consultations close in a week’s time.”

Burkhard Römhild, Project Director, EnBW, said: “We appreciate the constructive feedback received to date from our stakeholders regarding our wind farm developments Morgan and Mona in the Irish Sea. Taking this onboard we will further fine tune the project designs in preparation of the next milestones on our way to contributing to the UK’s ambitiousoffshore wind targets.”

Al Rayner, Projects Director, Offshore Wind (OWL), joint venture of Cobra and Flotation Energy, said: “These projects have huge potential to further advance the UK’s offshore wind industry and supporting our nation’s Net Zero ambitions. We’re delighted to have had so many meaningful and important conversations with our key stakeholders and look forward to continuing our conversations and collaborations with them throughout the projects’ development and delivery.”

The consultations are addressing:

  • Full statutory consultation of Mona’s transmission and generation assets,

  • Statutory consultation for Morgan generation assets,

  • Morecambe’s generation assets, and a joint non-statutory consultation for Morecambe and Morgan’s transmission assets.

For the consultations on Morecambe Offshore Windfarm Generation Assets, Morgan Offshore Wind Project Generation Assets, and Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms Transmission assets please visit: www.morecambeandmorgan.com

For the Morgan Offshore Wind Project Generation Assets consultation visit please: www.morecambeandmorgan.com/morgan

For the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm Generation Assets consultation visit please: www.morecambeandmorgan.com/morecambe

For the Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms: Transmission Assets consultation please visit: www.morecambeandmorgan.com/transmission

For the Mona Offshore Wind Farm consultation please visit: www.morganandmona.com

Notes to Editors

About bp

bp's purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet. bp has set out an ambition to be a net zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero. This strategy will see bp transform from an international oil company producing resources - to an integrated energy company providing solutions to customers. bp already has a significant onshore wind business in the US with a gross generating capacity of approximately 1.7GW, operating nine wind assets across the country as well as a 5.2GW net offshore wind pipeline.

About EnBW

Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe, with a workforce of 27,000 employees supplying energy to around 5.5 million customers. Installed renewable energy capacity will account for 50 percent of EnBW’s generating portfolio by the end of 2025. EnBW was among the pioneers in offshore wind power with its Baltic 1 wind farm in the Baltic Sea. EnBW has developed, constructed and operates four offshore wind farms in Germany with a total installed capacity of 945 MW. Another 960 MW from the offshore wind farm He Dreiht are currently under development; the final investment decision in March 2023 cleared the way for the start of construction.

About Cobra

Cobra is a world leader in the development, construction and management of industrial infrastructure and energy projects, with more than 75 years of experience. Cobra is a worldwide reference with the capacity and determination to develop, create and operate industrial and energy infrastructures that require a high level of service, based on excellence in integration, technological innovation and financial strength.

About Flotation Energy

Flotation Energy, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, is leading the way in the development of offshore wind projects and pioneering the future of renewable energy. It has a growing project pipeline, managing 13GW of offshore wind projects in the UK, Ireland, Taiwan, Japan and Australia; with plans to expand into many more key markets. Its core strengths lie in building and operating offshore windfarms in new offshore locations around the globe with expertise in project and engineering management of large infrastructure projects. Determined to support the global movement to Net Zero and sustainable energy consumption, we recognise the benefits of collaboration and working in partnership with other developers to deliver proven, cost-effective solutions.

Further enquiries

Morgan and Mona: bppress@bp.com, m.teige@enbw.com

Flotation Energy: flotationenergy@pagodapr.com

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