bp & EnBW Submit Transformational Bid for ScotWind Lease
bp and EnBW have submitted their bid for offshore wind acreage in the ScotWind leasing round. The consortium has applied for a lease area off the east coast of Scotland that could support offshore wind projects with 2.9 gigawatts generating capacity. But the bid seeks to go far beyond developing wind power and aims to accelerate Scotland’s entire energy transition from producing clean power to using it in new industries.
A successful bid would bring multi-billion pound investments into Scottish offshore wind projects and supporting infrastructure, including ports, harbours and shipyards. bp also would use its unique integrated business model to invest in net zero industries, including green hydrogen production and significantly accelerating the expansion of Scotland’s EV charging network.
bp would also make Aberdeen its global offshore wind centre of excellence, supporting its growing portfolio of offshore wind interests across the world.
bp, EnBW and Forth Ports have already signed a Heads of Terms agreement with a financial commitment that will supplement Forth Ports’ GBP 40million investment in their planned Renewables Hub at the Port of Leith.
bp and EnBW would also support and invest in a new skills capability accelerator developed by energy consultancy Xodus which will provide on-the-job project experience and formal learning. The five-year, multi-million financial commitment includes creating entry-level energy transition roles, and the reskilling of hundreds of oil and gas workers, graduates and technicians