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NASH Maritime has been appointed as the Shipping & Navigation consultant for the 96MW Erebus floating offshore wind (FLOW) project in the Celtic Sea, UK. Project Erebus is being developed by Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea blue economy project developer. Located 44km off the Pembrokeshire coastline Erebus will be Wales’ first floating offshore wind project.
NASH Maritime’s scope includes the delivery of radar vessel traffic surveys, which have commenced this month, a Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) and input to the offshore Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which is being led by ITPE Limited and MarineSpace.
NASH Maritime will manage and deliver the project, over the two year contract duration, from its Southampton headquarters with support from the wider consultancy and survey team.
NASH Maritime Director Jamie Holmes said “We’re delighted to be working with MarineSpace and the Erebus team. This is a pivotal and pioneering project for floating offshore wind in the UK and worldwide. The background of our multi-disciplinary team in offshore wind developments, coupled with our analytical tools and detailed knowledge of shipping and navigation stakeholders, will be key to our performance and delivery of this project”.
Dr Ed Rogers, Project Director at NASH Maritime explained, “The award of this project is an important step in the continued growth of our company and aligns with our strategy of being a lead provider of shipping and navigation services to the continually expanding offshore renewables sectors as well as to wider sectors including shipping, ports and energy”.