Deep Blue Pacific, a tie-up between French oil major TotalEnergies and Irish outfit Simply Blue focused on development of floating wind in the US northwest, has been the first to submit proposals for projects in newly opened deep waters off the state of Oregon.

The joint venture (JV) nominated a pair of floating projects with 3GW of capacity into the two areas proposed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the federal regulator of energy development on the outer continental shelf.