Oil supermajor Total made a major foray into the UK offshore wind sector with a deal to take a majority stake in Scotland’s biggest project.

The French player will acquire 51% of the 1.1GW Seagreen 1 development from utility developer SSE.

The new partners also announced a final investment decision for Seagreen 1 as a result of the deal, which includes an option to extend the North Sea wind project by up to 360MW.