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ScottishPower and Shell have joined forces to develop the CampionWind offshore windfarm following success in the recent ScotWind auction process by Crown Estate Scotland.
Located 100 kilometres from the east coast of Scotland, in water depths averaging 77 metres, the proposed CampionWind floating offshore windfarm could deliver up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of cleaner renewable energy.
This new windfarm project will be developed by CampionWind Limited, a 50/50 joint venture company with ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited and Shell new Energies Holding Limited. They bring together decades of experience working offshore and significant presence in Scotland, as well as their strong innovation capabilities for delivering world-class offshore energy projects.
Working collaboratively with local communities, businesses and stakeholders, CampionWind will ensure that maximum value is brought to Scotland and the UK from this development through supply chain growth, skills development and job creation.
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Working together for a cleaner energy future
ScottishPower and Shell have 70 years’ combined experience offshore in Scotland, with over 50 years’ experience offshore in the North Sea. In addition, the partners have over 15 years of combined experience in floating offshore wind. The combined ScottishPower and Shell portfolio includes more than 2GW of operational offshore wind, more than 11GW of offshore wind in development and additionally more than 700 MW of floating wind in various stages of development.
ScottishPower is part of Iberdrola, a global energy leader, the number-one producer of wind power. Responsible for progressing Iberdrola’s renewable energy projects in the UK, ScottishPower Renewables also manages the development, construction and operation of offshore windfarms throughout the world…
and currently has over 40 operational windfarm sites generating over 2.5GW of renewable energy.
The joint ventures with Shell join other offshore wind transactions carried out by Iberdrola in recent years which have allowed the development of wind farms in the Baltic Sea (Wikinger, Windanker, Baltic Eagle), the North Sea (East Anglia ONE, Flagship), the Irish Sea (West of Duddon Sands), the coast of Massachusetts (Vineyard Wind, Park City Wind, Commonwealth Wind) and the coast of Brittany in France (Saint Brieuc). Iberdrola has operational assets, pipeline and other early stage developments of approximately 35 GW in the UK, US, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Brazil.
Iberdrola operates 37.4 GW of renewables across the world and has a pipeline of over 81.5 GW of renewable projects.
EA ONE provided £30 million investment for new or improved operations, maintenance and port facilities across the East of England and supported almost 3,500 jobs at the peak of construction as well as 100 long-term skilled jobs at its operations and maintenance base over the lifetime of the project. More than half the project’s supply chain was provided by the UK market, with more than £75 million committed to local suppliers. A dedicated skills outreach programme engaged more than 4,200 young people in East Anglia.
ScottishPower is a Principal Partner for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference. It is developing an energy model that will play a significant role towards reaching the UK’s world-leading climate change targets and is investing a total of £10 billion between 2020-2025 in the clean energy generation and networks infrastructure needed to help the UK decarbonise and reach Net Zero emissions.
Shell has a long history in Scotland and today employs around 1,000 people in the north-east of Scotland. In 2018, an analysis suggested that Shell’s activity in Scotland created around 11,700 full-time equivalent jobs in the wider Scottish economy and generated £775 million gross value added. Through investing in the…
local supply chain Shell has also supported more than 3,000 jobs in the Scottish services sector.
Today Shell has deployed or is developing more 6 gigawatts of wind power generation capacity across North America, Europe, the UK and Asia.
Shell is already developing floating wind projects in Ireland, France, Norway and South Korea. In 2021, we signed an agreement with Simply Blue Group to acquire a majority share of their Western Star venture, which aims to build a floating wind farm off the Clare coast of Ireland. We also have a similar agreement with the group to jointly develop the Emerald floating wind project off the south coast of Ireland. We have acquired EOLFI, a French renewable energy developer specialising in floating wind power. Shell is a major shareholder in TetraSpar (Shell interest 46.2%), which is developing an innovative floating wind demonstration project off the coast of Norway. We are also developing a project with CoensHexicon that could bring 1.4 GW of floating wind power to South Korea.
Globally, Shell is building an integrated power business that will provide customers with low-carbon and renewable energy solutions. Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions spans trading, generation and supply. We offer integrated energy solutions including hydrogen, solar, wind and electric vehicle charging at scale, while buying nature-based carbon credits and using technology to capture emissions from hard-to-abate sectors of the energy system.
Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. For more information on its net-zero emissions customer-first strategy visit here.
News and Updates
Floating offshore wind – a technology that is poised to scale up – is suitable for use in deeper water zones, where fixed foundations aren’t feasible, making it ideal for Scottish waters. It will become an increasingly important part of the energy mix in the UK as more and more offshore wind power is brought on to the grid to meet Net Zero targets.
More renewable energy, such as offshore wind, is critical for a cleaner energy future. How people live, work and play is increasingly going to need to be powered by lower-carbon electricity. Because wind generally blows stronger and steadier in seas and oceans than on land, building offshore wind farms will enable us to catch more of these powerful winds.
In the UK, offshore wind will become an increasingly important part of the energy mix as more is brought on to the grid to meet net zero targets. By 2030, the UK government plans to quadruple the country’s offshore wind capacity to generate more power than all UK homes use today.
Floating wind is a proven technology although has yet to be delivered at scale. Developing it in an industrial way will be crucial in the fight against climate change.
In its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, the UK government has set targets that could encourage £20 billion of private investment into the UK and could double jobs in the offshore wind power sector over the next decade, ranging from construction workers to top-end engineers. The government says that advancing offshore wind could deliver support for up to 60,000 jobs in 2030.
We are keen to engage with Scottish supply chain companies and other stakeholders such as professional organisations and groups interested in upcoming opportunities in Scotland through our MarramWind & CampionWind projects.