New forum to unlock co-location opportunities for CCUS and offshore wind

The CCSA is proud to be a founding member of a new Offshore Wind and CCUS Co-location Forum, which has been set up by The Crown Estate.

The Forum, which also includes RenewableUK, the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), Government and Crown Estate Scotland, will “provide strategic coordination of co-location research and activity and help maximise the potential of the seabed” for offshore wind and CCUS – two industries which will be critical to achieve the UK’s net zero target.

Olivia Powis, Head of UK Office at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), says: “We are delighted to be part of the new Offshore Wind and CCUS Co-location Forum, bringing together two industries that will be critical to achieving net zero. As the UK prepares to host COP26 later this year, it is vital that we work together to bring forward all solutions that will be needed to solve the climate crisis.

“Offshore wind is already a UK success story and through initiatives such as this forum, we can develop the framework that will bring forward CCUS projects in line with the Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget – thereby creating another tremendous success story, with high UK content.”

The full press release can be found here.

Alongside the forum, a new “CCUS & Offshore Wind Overlap Study Report” has also been published. The report can be downloaded here.