Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind.
Equinor has more than a decade of operating experience from floating offshore wind and is the floating offshore wind developer with floating wind turbines already deployed and producing electricity at Hywind, located off the northeast coast of Scotland.
The Scottish Government has committed to reduce emissions to net zero by 2045. To support this, they have set a target to deliver up to 11GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Equinor’s offshore wind strategy is to create value through early access at scale and deepening in regional clusters.
As the operator of Hywind Scotland, the floating offshore wind farm located near Peterhead, the offshore energy company knows the potential that lies in developing offshore wind off the Scottish coast.
Also at Peterhead, Equinor together with its partner, SSE Thermal, plans to jointly develop a new low-carbon power station, which could become the UK’s first power station equipped with carbon capture technology. The Peterhead CCS Power Station would propel the UK’s ambitions for carbon capture in power generation, meeting 15% of the UK Government’s 10 million tonne target for carbon captured by 2030.