Plans for a pioneering UK floating wind farm are in jeopardy after the TotalEnergies-led consortium advancing the project did not bid in the nation’s disastrous latest green energy auction, which offshore developers shunned due to the low terms on offer.

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French oil giant TotalEnergies and Ireland’s Simply Blue, did not enter the latest contract-for-difference auction for its 100MW Erebus test and demonstration wind farm in the Celtic Sea off Wales.