Eni announced that it has formed a new 50/50 partnership with Scottish offshore wind developer and Red Rock Power, preparing for a joint bid supported by the transmission company, Transmission Investment in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round, Eni reported.

According to the statement, the companies will explore renewable opportunities in Scotland through combining their wind farm development and offshore expertise together and support net zero transition.

Furthermore, the projects that will be generated from this partnership are expected to help in growing the local supply chain, the development and deployment of new technologies, and in decarbonizing the North Sea.

“We are glad to enter into a partnership with Red Rock Power for the ScotWind bid. Red Rock Power’s team brings significant experience in this sector and specifically in Scotland. We are confident that this collaboration will support Eni’s ambition to achieve its renewables targets, as well as contributing to the development of Scotland’s role in the decarbonisation of the North Sea,” said  Alessandro Della Zoppa, Head of Renewables in Eni Gas & Luce.

“The success of ScotWind will be crucial for developing the local industry in this sector and for positioning new technologies in a growing global market. Eni is committed to a Just Transition underlining a constant commitment to enhancing people’s value while seizing the opportunities offered by possible developments in the energy market, this is our driver as we continue our transformation journey”, Zoppa added.