Developer Simply Blue Energy is partnering with offshore oil contractor Subsea7 to build a 200MW floating wind array in the North Sea off Scotland, in the latest move by the Irish group in the deepwater renewable energy space.

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The project – dubbed Salamander, after a 16th century Royal Scots Navy warship – has been launched ahead of the highly anticipated ScotWind offshore wind auction, which after several delays and an emergency review by the Scottish authorities is