About Floventis

In 2021 Cierco and SBM Offshore formed the joint venture company, Floventis Energy, with the goal of becoming a market leader in offshore floating wind power. The joint venture brings together complementary skills and expertise to produce the know-how required to develop and deliver complex technology projects successfully in the offshore environment.

Strategy

Our strategy is simple. We plan to maximize the local benefits of our projects and minimize their impact. Our technologies are far more benign than conventional offshore wind and more suited for deployment in remote and sensitive environments.

Already driving demonstration projects in California and the UK, Floventis is building a portfolio of projects to take floating offshore wind, through a stepwise process – increasing project size, to full scale commercial development proposals by 2030.

We believe that the floating offshore wind industry is a model for a “just transition” to clean energy, at scale, which will reward communities, in the broadest sense, with skilled jobs and enhanced social equity.

Partners

Through our team, we have a wide international network, allowing us to resource ourselves to meet project needs and challenges. We can provide a broad range of offshore wind management activities.

Cierco is an independent renewable energy project development company. It was established in 2001 with a simple goal – to engage in the field of offshore wind power and to drive technologies and projects that would compete with directly with the cost levels of conventional power. Cierco uses its expertise to identify which innovative technologies will maximize economic and environmental benefits in any given location.

SBM Offshore is a world leader in floating offshore energy. It takes projects, from design and supply to installation and operation, extending products’ lifespan wherever possible. Its ability to harness energy on, in and below the world’s waters positions it as a global leader in renewable energy development. As we transition from oil and gas to wind and wave, SBM Offshore is uniquely placed to drive the changes needed.

Leadership Team

Our team, connects us to a global network of expert partners. This allows us to source precisely the right people to meet specific project needs and challenges. Consequently, we can provide an exceptionally wide range of offshore wind management expertise, skills and services.

Mikael Jakobsson

Mikael founded CIERCO Corporation in 2001. His first offshore turbine started turning in 1989 and, over the past 33 years, he has built up an unrivalled knowledge of the wind energy sector, from development to deeper technology understanding as well as operational experience. Mikael has held senior management roles with some of the biggest and most progressive names in the business including Wind World, BTM, Tacke, Enron, EDF/Airicole and 2B Energy.

Scott Harper

Having a background in the Scottish National Economic Development Agency, Scott has been in the front line of multiple projects and acquired an exceptionally broad knowledge of the wind energy sector over the past 20 years. His skills include project development, managing technological innovation, undertaking strategic project planning and developing key markets. Scott is widely respected across the industry for his outstanding ability to get things done.

Olivier Morel d’Arleux

Over the past 20 years, Olivier has delivered many large-scale energy infrastructure projects including France’s Provence Grande Large wind farm. During that time, he has developed a wealth of experience and developed all of the financial, M&A, controlling and reporting skills need to facilitate floating offshore wind development.

Severine Baudic

Séverine rose to become Managing Director New Energies & Services in January 2021 and leads Renewables, Gas and Digital Services at SBM Offshore. As a hydrodynamics engineer, she has managed breakthrough technology projects. A graduate of France’s SeaTech School of Engineering, Severine has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston.

Floating Wind

Offshore wind is now a cornerstone of the global effort to decarbonise electricity production. Floating Offshore Wind Power is set to revolutionise the offshore wind market over time. Because floating wind power is projected to be more cost effective than conventional offshore wind power, Floventis is focused on making it commercially competitive within the next decade.

The Floating Turbine

A floating wind turbine is, quite simply, a wind turbine mounted on a floating structure. This is a much more flexible solution than a fixed structure as its location is not limited by seabed depth or conditions.

There are over 30 different design concepts for the vessels that will carry the wind turbines.  Floventis is in the process of identifying the most promising of these. We will explore the options in different conditions, water depths and seabed locations to identify optimal solutions in each distinct environment

Floating wind projects offer significant opportunities for local economies as they require local involvement. Assembly, installation and ongoing maintenance operations, are undertaken in local harbours, where they create work and develop expertise

Local Impact

Floating wind projects offer significant opportunities for local economies as they require local involvement. Assembly, installation and ongoing maintenance operations, can be undertaken where local harbour infrastructure is available creating employment opportunities and building local expertise.

Floventis is committed to work with regional and local stakeholders to maximise the opportunity for ports and local businesses to support a sustainable economy.

Projects

Floventis operates in both the UK and US markets, with active involvement and contribution to the development of floating wind markets in both countries. We have adopted a strategic,  stepwise approach, enabling us to advance steadily into larger projects. We believe that a responsible and sustainable approach is key to the long-term success of the floating offshore wind industry, so it is fully integrated into our commercial ambitions. Our current project portfolio includes:

Llŷr

The Llŷr 1 and Llŷr 2 projects, comprising of two separate 100MW sites located south of Pembroke, on the UK’s Welsh coast.

The projects have all come forward through The Crown Estate’s Test & Demonstration leasing opportunity, created to support the development and commercialisation of pioneering, floating wind technologies. Each of the Llŷr projects will test new floating platform and mooring technologies and explore innovative designs, materials and construction approaches.

Visit the Llŷr project website

Cademo

Situated off the coast of Santa Barbara in California, just west of the Vandenberg Space Force Base, CADEMO is a 60 MW demonstration project aimed at kick-starting the emergent marine renewables sector off the west coast of the United States. The project company, CADEMO Corporation, aims to have the project operational by 2026, providing a new source of renewable energy for the California market and a stepping-stone for large-scale commercial projects right along the Californian seaboard.

Visit the CADEMO project website.

  • Cademo Cademo (60 MW)
  • Llŷr Llŷr x2 (100 MW)

News

November 12, 2021

The Crown Estate develops proposals for floating wind in Celtic Sea, outlining 4GW opportunity

The Crown Estate has published further detail on its plans for floating wind leasing in the Celtic Sea, confirming its ambition to unlock up to 4GW of new clean energy capacity in England and Wales and help establish a new industrial sector for the UK. The leasing process will deliver enough new capacity to provide clean power for almost four million more homes, in support of the UK’s net zero target, as well as creating opportunities for significant new investment in jobs, skills, and infrastructure.

See further info from Crown Estate here.

See Floventis Press Release here.

October 21, 2021

The State of California today took an important step toward making offshore wind power a reality in Pacific Ocean waters off the state’s coastline. 

In a unanimous vote, the State Lands Commission decided to move the CADEMO project forward into the environmental review process – a crucial regulatory step toward bringing the State’s first offshore wind project into operation. 

View Press Release

 

Contact us

We are committed to responding to communications as quickly as possible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Floventis Energy Limited
The Boathouse
Hawkcraig Road
Aberdour
United Kingdom
KY3 0TZ

Phone: +44 (0) 1383 662 160

Email: info@floventis.com