Scottish Power and Shell have teamed up to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the north-east of Scotland. The proposed projects, a part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing, will help decarbonise the UK and support the green economic recovery. The partnership has submitted multiple proposals for new large-scale floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.
With decades of experience working offshore, a significant presence in Scotland and strong innovation capabilities derived from delivering large scale energy infrastructure projects, Scottish Power and Shell together provide the right blend of skills and experience to successfully deliver these exciting projects.
Floating offshore wind, a technology that is poised to scale up, is suitable for use in deeper water zones where fixed foundations aren’t feasible making it ideal for Scottish waters. It will become an increasingly important part of the energy mix in the UK as more and more offshore wind power is brought on to the grid to meet Net Zero targets.
Throwing light on the development, Scottish Power CEO, Keith Anderson, said, “Scotland is the windiest country in Europe and has the biggest and most experienced offshore sector. Bringing Scottish Power and Shell’s collective knowledge, experience and expertise together means we’re perfectly placed to lead the way in developing large-scale offshore floating windfarms and creating a new green industry with massive potential for exporting our skills and experience globally.”