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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 turbine technology. There will be up to eight wind turbines mounted on floating substructures, which are connected to the seabed using mooring lines and anchors. Once operational, the nominal capacity of the windfarm will be 100 Megawatts (MW), providing enough energy to power over 135,000 households.

up to
8
floating
urbines

up to
100MW
renewable energy

up to
8
floating
urbines

up to
100MW
renewable energy

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Benefits

The White Cross offshore windfarm site will progress the deployment of cutting-edge floating technology in the Celtic Sea, which will in turn support the future growth of offshore wind in the wider region and spark the development of a specialised local supply chain.


With a key role to play in the scaling up of floating offshore wind in the UK, White Cross will contribute towards the following UK Government commitments: 

5GW

generate 5 GW of UK power from floating offshore wind by 2030

50GW

generate 50GW of UK power from offshore wind by 2030

2050

Reach Net Zero by 2050

Location

The White Cross Offshore Windfarm site is located 52km off the North Devon coast. Use our interactive map to explore the location in detail.
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The White Cross Offshore Windfarm site is located 52km off the North Devon coast.

Delivering Net ZERO

The UK has made commitments to a 78% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 and to Net Zero (reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 100% relative to 1990 levels) by 2050.

To achieve this target offshore wind has a vital role to play and in recognition of this key role the UK Government has a target of delivering 50GW of energy from offshore wind by 2030, with 5GW to be from floating projects.

White Cross is deliverable now and it is essential if the UK is to be successful in delivering Net Zero.

Delivering Net ZERO

The UK has made commitments to a 78% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 and to Net Zero (reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 100% relative to 1990 levels) by 2050.

To achieve this target offshore wind has a vital role to play and in recognition of this key role the UK Government has a target of delivering 50GW of energy from offshore wind by 2030, with 5GW to be from floating projects.

The climate emergency must be dealt with. The White Cross project has the potential to contribute to the Net Zero targets and to play a role in decarbonisation of the UK economy.

White Cross is deliverable now and it is essential if the UK is to be successful in delivering Net Zero.