White Cross Offshore Windfarm
Cobra and Flotation Energy are proud partners of the White Cross Offshore Windfarm, a UK test and demonstration project deploying floating wind technology 52km off the North Devon coast.
Floating wind is the next step in the development of the offshore wind sector, enabling turbines to operate further offshore in deeper water, where winds are stronger and more consistent.
White Cross will use innovative floating substructure technology that is anchored to the seabed. There will be up to eight floating substructures with each unit supporting a turbine. Once operational, the nominal capacity of the windfarm will be 100 Megawatts (MW), providing enough energy to power over 135,000 households.
The objective of the White Cross Offshore Windfarm site is to test floating technology in the Celtic Sea to in turn, support future development of offshore wind in the region and to progress local supply chain development.
White Cross will play a key role in growing floating offshore wind in the UK and will contribute towards the following UK Government commitments:
- reach net zero by 2050
- generate 50GW of UK power from offshore wind by 2030
- generate 5 GW of UK power from floating offshore wind by 2030
The White Cross Offshore Windfarm site is located 52km off the North Devon coast. Use our interactive map to explore the location in detail.