BP and EnBW named their UK Irish Sea offshore wind projects and invited the local supply chain to get on board, as the oil supermajor’s CEO again denied they overpaid for the rights to develop them.

The UK-based oil giant and German utility aim to get the twin projects – newly named as Morgan and Mona – up and running by 2028 with a combined potential capacity of 3GW.

They secured seabed leases for the developments in the latest Round 4 process run by the Crown Estate earlier this year, offering almost twice as much in ‘option fees’ as others bid for projects elsewhere.