Global offshore wind leader Orsted named BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables as its partners for its first bid to deploy floating wind power, as the three joined forces to vie for seabed leases off Scotland.

A consortium of the trio will seek rights to develop sites suitable for “large scale” floating deployment in the ScotWind leasing round being run this year by the Crown Estate Scotland.

The Danish pacesetter in fixed-foundation offshore wind joins BlueFloat, whose CEO Carlos Martin led construction of continental Europe’s maiden floating wind array, the 25MW WindFloat