Experienced Offshore Developer
Mainstream is the most successful independent developer of offshore wind at scale globally. It has developed and consented Hornsea One and developed Hornsea Two totalling 2.6 GW in England and consented the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland, 450 MW. These projects represent 22% of the UK’s offshore wind capacity either in operation or under construction.
Offshore Global Expansion
Mainstream continues to extend its offshore wind development credentials. In Vietnam, it is developing one of Asia’s largest offshore wind farms, the 800 MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang project through a joint venture with local company, the Phu Cuong Group. In the UK, the Company is planning to participate in the forthcoming England and Wales, Round 4 and ScotWind auctions.
In the US, Mainstream has received full qualification to apply for a lease in both the New York Bight, and California. Both lease auctions are expected in 2021. Mainstream is reviewing further opportunites in Asia including The Philippines, Japan and South Korea.
The Mainstream team have a long history in offshore project development, since 2008 and through it's heritage at Airtricity.
Its Offshore Centre of Excellence in the UK supports Mainstream’s local teams to drive the company’s global offshore wind expansion strategy, to develop a comprehensive database containing Mainstream’s knowledge and experience and to develop best practice in offshore site selection.
Mainstream colleagues hold leadership positions on the GWEC Offshore Task Force, Catapult's Floating Wind Offshore Centre of Excellence, Offshore Wind California and The Business Network for Offshore Wind in the US.