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.
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.
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.
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.