The rebirth of the Scottish port of Ardersier as a showcase for ‘green circularity’ marks a powerful statement by the floating wind sector that it is ready to meet the challenge of serial production and industrialisation, said a senior executive from BW Ideol, the platform pioneer at the heart of the plans.

Bruno Geschier, chief sales and marketing officer at BW Ideol, told Recharge that the scale of Ardersier and its proximity to future project sites, plus the on-hand availability of key materials, made its decision to secure exclusive rights to produce its concrete foundations there a no-brainer.