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We're bringing Shetland to Aberdeen for Floating Offshore Wind 2023!
While Shetland is the northern most region in Scotland, it is far from being at the edge. It sits right in the heart of Scotland’s energy industry.
With the energy industry shifting rapidly to new technologies and alternative sources of energy, now is the time for Shetland to lead the way and make its contribution to the country’s energy transition.
At FOW23, we would like to showcase Shetland’s decades of experience of supporting the energy sector and how the island is strategically placed to be at the forefront of the energy transition.
Shetland is placed to become a world leading energy hub due to its:
- Supply Chain
- Partnership working
Find us: Shetland - Islands of Opportunity stand at A57 near the networking zones and the Scottish Enterprise stand
Shetland is represented by the following organisations:
- Arven Offshore Wind Farm
Arven is a 2.3 GW floating offshore wind development located to the east of the Shetland Islands. Through a 50-50 partnership between Ocean Winds and Mainstream Renewable Power, the two sites were awarded as part of the ScotWind leasing round in 2022. Arven’s output has the potential to provide two million households with green power, while saving three million tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
As one of the UK’s largest sites of its kind, Arven is a flagship project for floating wind. It offers a real opportunity to deploy floating technology on an industrial scale – generating jobs as well as wider economic and social benefits for Shetland, Scotland and the wider UK.
EnQuest is an independent energy company. We focus on mature late-life assets, responsibly optimising production to provide energy security. Where we can, we repurpose our infrastructure to deliver renewable energy and decarbonisation projects before executing world-class decommissioning.
EnQuest is developing cost-effective and efficient plans to repurpose the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland and connected offshore infrastructure to fulfil its ambition of creating a new energy and decarbonisation hub in Shetland. The Group continues to mature a number of global scale decarbonisation opportunities, including carbon storage, electrification and green hydrogen.
The terminal offers several unique competitive advantages, including a 1,000-acre industrial site with access to existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, deep water port and jetties, the highest wind capacity factor across Europe, and a highly-skilled workforce and local supply chain.
- ESB Asset Management
ESB has been Ireland's foremost energy company since it was established in 1927, driven by an unwavering commitment to power society forward and deliver a net-zero future for our customers and the communities we serve.
As part of this net-zero commitment, we delighted to be developing a 500 MW floating wind farm located approximately 40 km off the East coast of Shetland. The lease option for this site was awarded to ESB in 2022 by Crown Estate Scotland through the ScotWind process and is currently in early stage development.
- Highland and Islands Enterprise
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit from the Scottish Government that integrates economic and community development to support the development of the Highlands and Islands region from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray. HIE is committed to supporting the development and growth of the significant renewable energy opportunities across the region.
- Lerwick Port Authority
Ongoing developments in six decades at Lerwick Harbour have created a leading energy centre, internationally-recognised, with state-of-the-art facilities, an extensive supply chain and a wealth of experience - adaptable and expandable to meet the changes and challenges of tomorrow’s world.
- NORN Engineering Alliance
Norn is an incorporated alliance representing a combined workforce of around 300 tradespeople, all based in Shetland. A group of four established Shetland engineering businesses have come together with the aim of offering a supply chain solution for the assembly of offshore wind components from Lerwick’s deep water, heavy-duty harbour facilities.
- Shetland Islands Council