Blue Gem Wind’s Erebus Celtic Sea Floating Wind Project

In UK Burges Salmon, advised on the matter.

Burges Salmon advised Blue Gem Wind with a team including Julian Boswall (Picture – Energy & Infrastructures).

Blue Gem Wind has applied to Welsh Ministers under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for consent to build and operate Erebus, alongside a separate application to Natural Resources Wales for a marine licence under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Erebus, named after the famous ship built in Pembroke Dock in 1826, is expected to be located about 28 miles off the coast of Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales.

Independent studies have suggested there could be as much as 50GW of electricity capacity available in the Celtic Sea waters of the UK and Ireland. This renewable energy resource could play a key role in the UK meeting the 2050 Net-Zero target required to mitigate climate change.

Erebus will provide new low carbon supply chain opportunities, support coastal communities and create long-term benefits for the region.

The Burges Salmon team advising on the application was led by Partner Julian Boswall (Picture) and Director Paula McGeady. 

Involved fees earner: Julian Boswall – Burges Salmon; Paula McGeady – Burges Salmon;

Law Firms: Burges Salmon;

Clients: Blue Gem Wind;

Author: Giulia Di Palma