Scottish-Norwegian floating wind duo Flotation Energy and Vargronn has handed in its scoping report for the Cenos project, a 1.4GW deepwater development that would decarbonise oil & gas production from eight fields in the central North Sea, while sending huge volumes of surplus energy on into the UK grid.

First power from the project, to be built 200km off Aberdeen in almost 100 metres of water, is slated for 2028, according to the report, submitted today (Thursday) to Marine Scotland, with expectations that 5.5TWh