ITALIAN oil giant Eni is set to enter the bidding for windfarm acreage off Scotland as deadline day approaches in a licensing round that has generated huge interest around the world. The Rome-based major said it has teamed up with a Chinese-owned windfarm specialist, Red Rock Power, as they prepare to make a joint bid in the ScotWind leasing round. The announcement will stoke excitement about the potential for ScotWind to pave the way for huge investment off Scotland and to generate big sums for the government. With the July 16 deadline for applications looming, the indications are that the round may fulfil the high expectations of officials about what it could achieve.
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