Shell owned subsidiary of Iberdrola and Scottish Power Renewables joint bid to develop the world’s first large-scale Offshore Floating Wind Farm Scotland, in the north-east Scotland wind farm.
The partner has submitted a number of proposals for new large-scale Offshore Floating Wind Farm Scotland, As part of the Royal Assets Authority of Scotland’s Scotwind Scottish offshore wind power seabed leasing bid, the proposal was closed on July 16.
Shell said in a statement that floating offshore wind power is a technology that is expected to scale up. It is suitable for deep water areas where fixed bottom wind turbines are not feasible, and it is an ideal choice for Scottish waters.
Shell UK Chairman David Bunch said: “If our bid is successful, Shell and SPR will be fully committed to working with Scottish communities and businesses to help develop the supply chain and expertise to make Scotland a world leader in the floating wind energy industry.
At Shell, We will continue to improve our ability to produce, trade, and supply cleaner electricity for our customers, and play our role in driving the UK to achieve net zero emissions.”
The ScotWind leasing bidding project is the first round of seabed leasing for offshore wind power in Scottish waters in more than a decade. It will grant property rights for the development of new large-scale offshore wind power projects, including the first grant of floating wind power.
The Royal Scottish Asset Management Authority is expected to announce the results of this round of ScotWind leases in early 2022. “Offshore Floating Wind Farm Scotland”
“Scotland is the most wind-powered country in Europe, with the largest and most experienced offshore sector,” said Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower.
“Combining the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of ScottishPower and Shell means that we are fully capable of leading the development of large-scale offshore floating wind farms, creating a new green industry, exporting our skills and experience to the world, and helping the UK Realize the decarbonization of energy production.”