TotalEnergies has joined forces with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) to bid for sites in Scotland’s forthcoming offshore wind leasing round, ScotWind
Each of the partners in the Offshore Wind Power Ltd (OWPL) consortium have a longstanding Scottish presence and significant financial expertise, technical capability, and a track record in successful project development.
In Scotland, TotalEnergies has a majority stake in the 1.14-GW Seagreen 1 offshore windfarm. GIG has invested £625M (US$880M) in Scotland since 2012. RIDG, a Scottish offshore wind developer, has been working closely with local and national stakeholders since 2016 to bring forward project opportunities in the ScotWind leasing process.
In February 2021, GIG and TotalEnergies secured rights to a seabed lease in the Eastern Regions zone in the Crown Estate’s England and Wales Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 to develop a 1.5-GW offshore wind project. The companies are also working together in South Korea to co-develop a portfolio of floating offshore wind projects with a potential cumulated capacity of more than 2 GW.
GIG head of Europe Ed Northam said, “The addition of TotalEnergies to our consortium brings together a team who have a long track record in delivering major infrastructure projects in challenging environments – a key requirement given the growing scale and complexity of the next generation of fixed bottom and floating offshore windfarm projects.”
TotalEnergies E&P UK managing director Jean-Luc Guiziou said the company is delighted to join forces with GIG and RIDG. He said joining the consortium “underlines the strategic importance of the Scottish offshore wind market for the company.”