Shell, ScottishPower join hands for floating wind off Scotland
East Anglia One offshore wind farm.
Image by ScottishPower Renewables.
Royal Dutch Shell (AMS:RDSA) and ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) have submitted together multiple proposals for floating wind farms in the ScotWind offshore leasing round.
The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company and the Iberdrola (BME:IBE) unit say they have more than 15 years of combined experience in floating offshore wind and 700 MW of such projects in various stages of development. They did not disclose any details on their joint bidding agreement and the submitted proposals.
ScotWind Leasing is the first round of seabed leasing off Scotland in over a decade. For the first time, floating wind is included. ScottishPower and Shell said floating wind is ideal for Scottish waters.
The deadline for submissions in the round was today, attracting also energy majors like Eni, Ørsted, Vattenfall and TotalEnergies, among others. Crown Estate Scotland is to announce the results in early 2022.