With the project set to start producing renewable power by 2030, the project also has the potential to produce significant amounts of green hydrogen that can be used for both domestic purposes and exportation.

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This could be lucrative for the region and company enabling Scotland to scale its hydrogen industry and be at the forefront of global hydrogen developments.

As part of this development, the partners will unlock a £140m initiative to support the development of the local supply chain, including the enhancement of ports and harbour infrastructure in Orkney and Caithness.

This will ensure high levels of local content and actively promote employment and innovation in the region.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, said, “We are very proud to have been awarded by Crown Estate Scotland the leasing rights to develop this offshore wind farm, TotalEnergies’ largest renewables project in Europe to date.

“This project, which will complement our traditional activities in Scotland, is a perfect example of the transformation of our Company.

“We will provide all our resources from our new UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen, which will draw on the expertise and supply chain of our oil and gas activities and on Scottish industry, all in close collaboration with the local communities.

“This project further demonstrates our commitment to the sustainable development of offshore wind and will contribute to our goal of reaching 100GW of renewable generation capacity by 2030.”


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