13 Apr 2023
Ysabelle Swan

Modo Selects - Floating Wind with Kerry Hayes

Today we are taking a look back at another of our favourite episodes, in case you missed it the first time around! Following success in this years leasing rounds, we thought now would be a good time to revisit this episode with Kerry Hayes from floating wind developer - Simply Blue Group.

How can we utilise the UK’s blustery coastlines to their full potential? Enter floating wind - the next step in offshore wind energy generation, allowing these mega structures to be deployed into deeper waters and windier conditions. But how does it all work?On the latest Modo Selects episode: Kerry Hayes talks to Quentin about all things floating wind. During the conversation they discuss:

  • What floating wind actually is, and how it differs from traditional offshore wind.
  • The benefits and opportunities this emerging technology provides - not only in the UK and Ireland, but on a global scale as well.
  • The types of constraints projects like this are facing - from planning permissions to port structure - and what needs to be done to overcome them.
  • The possibilities for battery storage to work alongside floating wind to help harness its potential.
  • And, of course, where Simply Blue Group fits into all of this.

About our guest

Simply Blue Group are part of a global movement focused on replacing fossil fuels with clean ocean energy, developing coastal economies with new projects and investments. To find out more, head to their website.

Connect with Kerry on LinkedIn

About Modo

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