TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Group Team Up on Joint Venture


TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, that will work to unlock the potential for floating offshore wind projects in the U.S.

“Our ambition is to install 100 GW of global renewable power generation by 2030, part of which will come from floating offshore wind projects,” says Stéphane Michel, president of gas, renewables and power at TotalEnergies. “We are convinced of the large potential of floating offshore wind to provide U.S. coasts with renewable electricity and are committed to contribute our extensive expertise in offshore projects to make it happen.” 

TotalEnergies SBE US will combine TotalEnergies’ expertise in large-scale offshore projects, Simply Blue Group’s floating knowledge and a team of pioneers of the U.S. offshore wind industry to unlock untapped deep-water opportunities that will provide renewable electricity to millions of U.S. homes.

“The future and next frontier of U.S. offshore wind is floating. This joint venture with TotalEnergies has everything we need to deliver floating offshore wind on America’s coasts,” explains Sam Roch-Perks, CEO of Simply Blue. “Almost two-thirds of U.S. offshore wind resources are found in deeper waters that require floating wind platforms. TotalEnergies SBE US brings together the scale, expertise, and international track record to responsibly develop floating offshore wind power on all of America’s coasts.”

Today, TotalEnergies has over 6 GW of offshore wind in development around the globe, of which over 40% is comprised of floating offshore wind including over 2 GW of floating wind projects in South Korea. Simply Blue Group has more than 3.2 GW of offshore wind in development off Ireland and the UK. 

“To bring its full benefits to market, we need to go big and go deep,” states Stephanie McClellan, Ph.D., chief of strategy and policy at TotalEnergies SBE US and founder, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind. “TotalEnergies SBE US will accelerate development of U.S. floating wind, and help states and the federal government meet their clean power goals.”

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