Shell and Scottish Power bid to build floating wind farm

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image captionMany seabed areas disconnected the Scottish seashore could beryllium developed for offshore wind

Energy elephantine Shell has teamed up with Scottish Power to bid to make ample floating upwind farms disconnected the seashore of northbound eastbound Scotland.

They person joined an auction for the adjacent procreation of upwind farms astatine 15 seabed areas.

Crown Estate Scotland, which manages the seabed, is closing submissions for the ScotWind Leasing process connected Friday.

Italian lipid elephantine Eni was already among different companies funny successful the leasing round.

Crown Estate Scotland is simply a nationalist corporation, which has been divided from the Crown Estate and follows Scottish authorities policy.

It has been moving the process known arsenic Scotwind Leasing for much than a twelve seabed areas that could beryllium developed for offshore wind.

'Become satellite leader'

These see ample sites disconnected the Aberdeenshire and Angus coast, smaller sites successful the Moray Firth, 1 to the eastbound of Shetland, 3 to the westbound of Orkney, 1 disconnected the westbound seashore of Lewis and 1 north-west of Islay.

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image captionBeatrice is an offshore upwind workplace disconnected Scotland's Caithness coast

Shell and Scottish Power said they had the "right blend of skills and experience" to successfully present the floating offshore upwind projects.

Scottish Power main enforcement serviceman Keith Anderson, said: "Scotland is the windiest state successful Europe and has the biggest and astir experienced offshore sector.

"With conscionable a fewer months until the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit successful Glasgow, ScotWind volition assistance make a full caller manufacture successful floating upwind that volition play a important relation successful putting the state connected people for a cleaner and greener future."

Shell UK's David Bunch said Scotland could go a satellite person successful floating wind.

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