Statkraft are Europe’s largest renewable energy producer and a global company in energy market operations.
Statkraft are fully owned by the Norwegian government and have been operating for over 125 years. They established their first UK office in 2006. In the UK they develop, own and operate wind, solar, hydro, hydrogen and greener-grid projects. All company investment and growth is reinvested in renewables' development.
To date, they have invested over £1.3 billion in the UK's renewable energy infrastructure and are a leading provider of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). They’ve developed six operational onshore wind farms to date, with five of these in Scotland. They have five further consented wind projects, with five more in planning and a significant pre-planning pipeline. In addition, they built and operate a world-first “Greener Grid Park” at Keith in Moray, providing vital stability services to the National Grid. Two further GGPs are under construction in south Scotland.
In September, Statkraft launched their new sustainable Scottish headquarters in The Garment Factory, to accommodate 50+ staff. They wanted to create a multi-purpose space that followed their sustainability principles. In creating their new office, they teamed with fellow Innovation District business Graven who are experts in creating sustainable spaces. They used refurbished second-hand furniture and procured alternative sustainable alternatives where second-hand wasn’t an option. The result is an inviting, inspiring, collaborative space that will accommodate the growing number of employees, further expanding the talent within the Innovation District.
Statkraft have also benefited from their new location in the Innovation District as they confirmed their commitment to supporting Scotland’s net zero targets. They have joined with the University of Strathclyde in a strategic partnership to help further develop Scotland’s future talent and grow the thriving renewables sector.
Scotland is such an important market for us, and our new sustainable headquarters illustrate our continued commitment to playing a leading role in Scotland’s just transition to a greener energy future. We are very pleased to be joining forces with the University of Strathclyde, to foster research and collaboration, to help develop the next generation of talent, and ensure Scotland continues to lead the way in renewables.
Iain Robertson, Head of Statkraft Scotland