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Total considers offshore wind acquisitions

French oil and gas supermajor Total sees big potential in offshore wind, particularly in the floating variety, and has begun to assemble a dedicated team for the technology. Project development and acquisitions in Denmark are not off the table, says CEO.

Esbjerg Mayor Jesper Frost Rasmussen (left) might welcome Patrick Pouyanné's (right) offshore wind ambitions in Western Denmark. | Photo: Total

Recent years have witnessed various large oil companies showing increasing interest in renewable energy – not least in offshore wind. While Shell is developing projects in the Netherlands and has purchased a license in the US, Equinor is busy in both its home country and is pursuing projects in a handful of other markets.

Most recently, Italy's Eni entered a partnership with developer Mainstream to build British offshore wind projects.

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