HUNDREDS of floating wind power turbines could be deployed in the North Sea under a plan that it is claimed could deal with the bulk of emissions associated with the production of oil and gas in the area. The Cerulean Winds venture is seeking fast-track regulatory consent for a 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development it says will decarbonise the majority of United Kingdom Continental Shelf assets. The £10 billion proposed “green infrastructure play” would involve putting huge floating windfarms in place West of Shetland and in the Central North Sea off the Scottish mainland.
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AMBITIOUS plans have been revealed for a floating wind farm to the west of Shetland which their developer said would help to “kick-start” a clean energy project proposed for the isles and bring “significant benefits” to the community. The £10 billion, 200-turbine plan – which aims to decarbonise oil platforms – would also see a hydrogen plant created at Sullom Voe. The “huge” offshore turbine units would also need to be serviced in Shetland, potentially bringing a further economic boost. Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds is behind the proposals and an application has been submitted to Marine Scotland for the floating wind farm and hydrogen development.
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A pair of offshore engineering specialists have revealed ambitious plans for a £10 billion floating wind project aimed at slashing emissions from UK oil and gas platforms. But entrepreneurs Dan Jackson and Mark Dixon, of Cerulean Winds, say they need “urgent” action from government if they are to help oil firms tackle the single biggest challenge in their histories — decarbonisation.
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