The company said floating wind was set for “strong growth” in the years to come.This emerging technology has wide potential, opening access to sites further offshore, which have less impact on the landscape, and benefit from very high wind resources, Total said.
Executive Patrick Pouyanne said: “With its entry into floating offshore wind, Total confirms its ambition to contribute to the development of renewable energy worldwide.
“Floating offshore wind is an extremely promising and technical segment where Total brings its extensive expertise in offshore operations and maintenance.
“Total has the appropriate skills to meet the technological and financial requirements that determine the success of future floating offshore developments.”
And Europe and North Africa could run on 100% renewable energy by 2050.