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Floating wind to power Scottish O&G

4C Offshore | Chris Anderson
By: Chris Anderson 24/03/2023 Richard.crighton@bigpartnership.co.uk
After Crown Estate Scotland announced the results of the world’s first leasing round designed to enable offshore wind energy to directly supply offshore oil and gas platforms.
INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) aims to help decarbonise North Sea operations, by in many cases encouraging development of offshore wind projects that reduce emissions from the North Sea oil and gas sector. This si the first of its kind in the world to date.
The Salamander project is a proposed project to build a floating offshore wind farm capable of producing around 100 MW from five floating wind turbines located approximately 40km off Peterhead in the East coast of Scotland.
Huw Bell, Salamander Project Director, said: “This opportunity through INTOG will allow us to progress the project, which will play a significant role in how the industry delivers floating wind going forward and help the Scottish supply chain to ramp up activities for the local and international market.
“We expect our approach to support the floating wind industry in the same way that fixed offshore wind successfully reduced costs over the last ten years. De-risking floating wind technologies for future commercial projects will allow Scotland to maximise the financial benefit of its strong offshore wind resource and generate long-term jobs for local communities.”

Gabriel Davies, Head of Floating Wind at Ørsted, said: “Salamander is a stepping-stone project designed to stimulate and support innovative, renewable supply chains in Scotland, maximising opportunities to support renewables around the world. With floating wind on the cusp of industrialisation, Salamander will play a crucial role in bringing down costs and accelerating the technology’s full-scale commercial deployment.”

Duncan Clark, Head of Ørsted UK and Ireland, said: "This award comes a year after we successfully secured the 1 GW Stromar floating lease in the Scotwind lease round and marks another major milestone in pursuit of our global floating wind strategy. Alongside our Stromar project, the pair form a complementary floating offshore development portfolio in Scotland.”

The project owners are promising to maximise Scottish content and support the Scottish supply chain to gear up for the future floating offshore wind commercial opportunities in ScotWind as well as contribute to Government net-zero targets and enable local communities to benefit from the project


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