Scottish oil industry know-how 'could slash offshore wind costs'

Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, says the skills and expertise that have been developed through decades of oil extraction in the North Sea will help the country in its transition to a low-carbon economy.

Installation is one area said to offer crossover benefits from oil to offshore wind

The expertise of Scotland’s oil and gas industry could help slash at least 20% from the cost of offshore wind operations thanks to a significant potential crossover between the two sectors, according to Scottish Enterprise.


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