A group of international businesses is forming a consortium to bid for acreage to develop floating wind farms in Scottish waters. Baywa, of Germany, Elicio, from Belgium, and Ideol, a French company, are working on a joint bid to apply for sites in a leasing round launched recently by Crown Estate Scotland. Baywa already employs 75 people in Scotland and runs 890 megawatts of onshore wind in Britain. Elicio owns stakes in several Belgian offshore projects and is the operator of more than 30 wind farms across Europe. Ideol has developed a floating turbine foundation that has been deployed in French and Japan. It is estimated that up to ten gigawatts of capacity could be developed over the next decade, bringing in billions of pounds in investment.
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