Harnessing that wind through offshore windfarms has helped propel the UK into pole position as the world leader in fixed offshore wind. Now Scotland stands on the cusp of benefiting from what Cerulean Winds believes are even greater opportunities from floating offshore wind. A Cerulean wind proposal, currently sitting with Marine Scotland for seabed leasing consent, is for an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development across two windfarms, one to the West of Shetland and the other in the Central North Sea. The scheme will accelerate the decarbonisation of oil & gas assets in the UKCS. These assets currently produce 18 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year. This proposal would half those emissions by 2025 by generating enough power to electrify the majority of UKCS assets. Excess green power would be used to generate green hydrogen providing opportunities for export and to decarbonise other industrial sectors.
Scotsman 5th July 2021 read more »