Shell is working hard to drive meaningful change in the UK energy system. This includes making a significant contribution to the UK government's plans for a “green industrial revolution”. We are also developing nascent businesses, such as carbon capture and storage and hydrogen, that will need to scale up after 2030 to help the UK reach net zero.

Wind power will play a key role. Shell continues to look at opportunities to invest in offshore wind generation, including innovative wind technologies such as floating wind.

In early 2022, Shell and ScottishPower secured joint offers for seabed rights to develop large-scale floating wind farms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing. Shell, together with its partner, was awarded two sites representing a total of 5 gigawatts off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. The development, construction and operation of ScotWind projects is set to bring new skilled jobs and manufacturing opportunities as well as boost local supply chains.

Through Shell Energy, which leads our supply and trading activities, we have several agreements to buy renewable power generated by Dogger Bank off the north-east coast of England. It is set to become the world's largest offshore wind farm. Shell's latest offtake will be the annual equivalent of powering more than 200,000 homes.

Shell has also signed an agreement with Simply Blue Group to acquire a majority share of their Western Star venture, which aims to build a floating wind farm off the Clare coast of Ireland. We also have a similar agreement with the group to jointly develop the Emerald floating wind project off the south coast of Ireland.

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