Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Technip Energies have entered into a co-operation agreement for a pilot project for the production of energy from floating wind turbines
The pilot project envisages using floating offshore wind as an energy source for upstream operations in the Caspian Sea. The project would be the first use of offshore wind energy in Azerbaijan.
At present, upstream operations in the Caspian Sea mainly use electricity generated from natural gas. Among the main objectives of the pilot project is to determine whether it is possible to reduce emissions using other sources of energy.
SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullayev said, “Energy efficiency is in focus at many energy companies and is an important part of SOCAR’s strategic plans.”
Technip Energies chief operating officer Marco Villa said, “We are proud to co-operate with SOCAR, a long-standing client that is committed to sustainable development of new energy.
“This collaboration is fully in line with our ambition to accelerate the transition toward a low-carbon society.”
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