Eneco Wind UK and EDF link up for Navitus Bay wind project

Eneco Wind UK and EDF Energy have formed an equal joint venture to hold the exclusive development rights to the Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Project.

The Crown Estate, owner of the seabed and a partner in the project, awarded the area (known as Zone 7), which is to the west of the Isle of Wight, to Eneco in 2009.

This followed a tendering process designed to allow around 32GW of offshore wind power generation to be developed in UK waters by 2020.

The proposed development of Navitus Bay could deliver between 900MW and 1,200MW of capacity in the northern part of the awarded area, a site that covers 76 square miles.