The project

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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.

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The Partners

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.

About ScottishPower

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

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About Shell

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

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What is floating offshore wind?
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.
Why do we need more offshore wind?

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.

What are challenges for floating wind farm development?
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.
How many jobs in the UK could be supported by offshore wind power?

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.

Contact Us

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.