2.6GW! RPS wins ScotWind floating offshore wind project
- The development will support the Scottish government's ambition to provide 25 gigawatts of electricity from offshore wind
SSE Renewables and its ScotWind partners Marubeni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have selected RPS for a floating wind project of up to 2.6 GW offshore Scotland.
The company said the RPS teams in Edinburgh and Aberdeen are currently leading the offshore permitting and permitting activities for SSE Renewables on the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm project in Scotland, and this new project marks a continuation of the strong relationship between our two organisations.
Nicola Simpson, Technical Director Offshore Wind at RPS, said: "We are delighted to be working with SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP on this important project, which aims to achieve net zero emissions and support Scotland's fixed and floating offshore wind farm targets. The ScotWind offshore wind leasing process is the first in Scotland for more than a decade, with 17 projects selected from 74 applications.
The SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP project, located in Zone E1 of the Firth of Forth off the Angus coast, is one of the largest leasehold areas Crown Estate Scotland has offered to any bidder in the ScotWind process, and is expected to start generating electricity by the end of the century. Keywords: engineering construction, engineering news
The SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP partnership also plans to invest in initiatives to benefit the Scottish economy, supporting supply chains, the energy transition for oil and gas, and local communities.Editor/XingWentao