Britain will turn the Shetland Islands into an “island of green energy”. It will cost the country 2.8 million pounds.
The funds will be invested in the production of green hydrogen from offshore wind energy, electrification of offshore platforms, provision of alternative fuels for vehicles and ships and diversification of the energy supply chain to the Shetland Islands, – Electrovesti reports.
The Orion project aims to support the decarbonisation of oil and gas through the industrial production of hydrogen for export. “Orion has a huge potential to change the UK’s energy landscape,” said Infrastructure Director John Smith. “The project could provide 821 jobs in the Shetland Islands by 2050, while creating a model of clean energy centers that could create more than 5,000 jobs across Scotland.”
In total, the Scottish Government has allocated £ 16.5 million for Clean Zero Technology Center projects, including an Orion stake.
“Funding is important for the implementation of plans to turn the Shetland Islands into the ‘first island of green energy’ in the UK,” said John Smith. “We are working with government, industry and academia to develop the technology and infrastructure needed to create a plan for other energy centers in the UK.”