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Clean energy, sustainable jobs and a green future

A leading energy industry partnership is pursuing the opportunity for offshore wind to power the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale on the island of Flotta in Orkney, Scotland.

Plans to power the proposed Flotta Hydrogen Hub are being investigated by Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL), the joint venture formed by specialist offshore wind business Corio Generation, TotalEnergies and Scottish developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG).

OWPL has been successful in Crown Estate Scotland’s offshore wind leasing round and offered the opportunity to develop the N1 plan option area west of Orkney. OWPL’s West of Orkney Windfarm, could deliver renewable power to a proposed green hydrogen production facility at the Flotta Terminal.

Plans to power the proposed Flotta Hydrogen Hub are being developed by OWPL in partnership with Flotta Terminal’s owner Repsol Sinopec, and Uniper, a leading international energy company and pioneer in the field of hydrogen. The proposal is also supported locally by EMEC Hydrogen who has spearheaded Orkney’s leading position in green hydrogen production.

Low carbon ambition

This potential £multi-billion project would utilise a repurposed area of the existing Flotta Terminal to create a green hydrogen hub powered by offshore wind projects in the seas to the west of Orkney.

If successful, this ambitious plan – which could be realised in the later years of this decade – would deliver a new wave of renewable employment alongside significant quantities of green hydrogen.

This hydrogen could be exported to Europe or other destinations, blended into the gas grid at St Fergus and drive forward an international maritime green hydrogen refueling hub.

If realised, the Flotta Hydrogen Hub would contribute significantly to the UK’s low carbon ambitions, sustain and create long-term skilled jobs and place Scotland at the front of the global hydrogen revolution.

The proposal is supported locally by EMEC Hydrogen which has spearheaded Orkney’s leading position in green hydrogen production.

A possible new future for Flotta

This potential £multi-billion project would utilise a repurposed area of the Flotta Terminal to create a green hydrogen hub powered by offshore wind around Orkney. This would offer:

  • New employment opportunities for existing workers
  • Significant inward investment
  • 25+ years of operation
  • A maritime low carbon refuelling port

All ensuring that Orkney remains at the heart of the UK's evolving energy revolution.