Clean energy, sustainable jobs and a greener future for us all

Plans to power the proposed Flotta Hydrogen Hub are being pursued 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).

The proposal is being explored by OWPL in partnership with Repsol Sinopec, the Flotta Terminal owner, and Uniper, a leading international energy company and pioneer in the field of hydrogen.

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

The proposal brings together some of the world’s largest energy companies together with international expertise on hydrogen production, green infrastructure investment, project development and low carbon innovation - all working together to investigate the production of large-scale green hydrogen production from offshore wind.

The partners bring significant financial expertise, technical capability, and a track record in successful project development.

This makes the Flotta Hydrogen Hub a compelling proposition to generate clean energy, sustainable jobs and a greener future for us all.

Project partners

Offshore Wind Power Ltd (OWPL)

Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL), is a joint venture formed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), TotalEnergies and Scottish developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG). OWPL has been successful in Crown Estate Scotland’s offshore wind leasing round (ScotWind) and offered the option (ScotWind) to develop the N1 plan option area west of Orkney.

Corio Generation

Corio Generation is a specialist offshore wind business, dedicated to harnessing the world’s greatest energy supply. With a unique blend of sector-leading expertise and deep access to long-term capital, we apply a long-term partnership approach to the creation and management of projects, taking them from origination, through development and construction, and into operations.

TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company and one of the largest offshore operators on the UK continental shelf. It develops and operates renewable projects worldwide and aims to be a global player in the energy transition. In Scotland, it has a majority stake in the 1,140 MW Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm off the east coast of Scotland, which is currently under construction.

RIDG

RIDG is a Scottish offshore wind developer with decades of sector experience. It has been working closely with local and national stakeholders since 2016 to bring forward well-considered proposals into the ScotWind leasing process. RIDG draws on the strengths of established and emerging suppliers to deliver projects safely and effectively.

Uniper

Uniper is an international energy company with around 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries. The company plans to make its power generation CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035. As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen, Uniper has set itself the target of operating worldwide along the entire value chain and implementing projects to make hydrogen a mainstay of the future energy supply.

Repsol Sinopec

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited is the major shareholder and operator of the Flotta Terminal. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Repsol Sinopec has identified up to 280 hectares of land within the existing site for the electrolyser plant. The health, safety and wellbeing of its people and the communities in which it operates, along with the integrity of its assets and protection of the environment are its top priorities.

EMEC Hydrogen

EMEC Hydrogen is the arm of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) focused on hydrogen innovation and demonstration. Using Orkney’s renewable energy to produce green hydrogen, EMEC is a partner in a number of hydrogen projects, including EMEC's demonstration site for new hydrogen technologies, all driving the development of the local hydrogen economy.