The CEO of Total said would-be partners from the offshore wind sector are queuing at its door, and hailed the power of the oil supermajor’s balance sheet as it moves deeper into renewable energy.

Patrick Pouyanne said Total is set to announce another offshore wind deal by early September as it builds on its first large-scale entry, which saw it take majority control at the 1.1GW Seagreen project off Scotland.

“We are looking more and more into [offshore wind]. In particular, specifically floating offshore wind, where we think there is good potential.