About the Flotta Hydrogen Hub
The Flotta Hydrogen Hub is a proposed industrial scale green hydrogen facility on the island of Flotta in Orkney. The hub would utilise a repurposed area of the Flotta Terminal in Orkney to create a facility for the production of green hydrogen powered by offshore wind.
OWPL partners are Green Investment Group, TotalEnergies and RIDG:
TotalEnergies is a broad energy company and one of the largest offshore operators on the UK continental shelf with a significant track record of successfully delivering complex projects in harsh sea conditions. With an ambition to be a world-class player in the energy transition, the Company develops and operates renewable projects worldwide. In Scotland, it has a majority stake in the 1,140 MW Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm located off the east coast of Scotland, which is currently under construction. Some of its recent developments also include the £3.2bn Culzean gas project, delivered with 52% UK local content. Over the last five years, TotalEnergies has invested around £2.5bn in projects in Scotland.
RIDG, a Scottish offshore wind developer with decades of sector experience, has been working closely with local and national stakeholders since 2016 to bring forward well-considered project opportunities into the ScotWind leasing process.
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. With about 35 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is among the largest global power generators. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading, including a diversified gas portfolio that makes Uniper one of Europe’s leading gas companies. In 2020, Uniper had a gas turnover of more than 220 bcm. Uniper is also a reliable partner for municipalities, public utilities, and industrial companies for developing and implementing innovative, CO2-reducing solutions on their way to decarbonizing their activities. As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen, Uniper has set itself the target of operating worldwide along the entire value chain in the future and implementing projects that will make hydrogen the mainstay of the future energy supply.
The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf and currently the third-largest listed German utility. Together with its main shareholder Fortum, Uniper is also the third-largest producer of CO2-free energy in Europe.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK is an oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the North Sea. Assets include producing oil fields, major new developments and a number of assets that have ceased production or are approaching decommissioning. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, it has interests in 48 fields (of which it operates 38) on the UK Continental Shelf with 11 offshore installations (10 fixed and one floating) and two onshore terminals – on Flotta in Orkney and at Nigg in the Cromarty Firth.
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 growing number of innovative energy systems and hydrogen demonstration projects driving the development of the local hydrogen economy. In 2017, the world’s first tidal-powered hydrogen was generated at EMEC’s tidal test site.
EMEC is committed to supporting the transition to net zero working and is working alongside global stakeholders to decarbonise power, heat and transport.