A ‘huge’ multi-billion pound investment opportunity has opened up with the launch of Scotland’s first offshore wind leasing round in a decade, the country’s seabed regulator has claimed. Crown Estate Scotland, who manages Scottish seabed leasing for renewable energy, has today announced the first stage of the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. It claims total investment in Scottish projects could surpass £8 billion. From today, investors and developers will be able to register interest in obtaining an ‘option agreement’ with Crown Estate Scotland. Scotland’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, described the move as a “pivotal moment” in the development of the country’s offshore wind sector and an opportunity to help develop a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Energy Voice 10th June 2020 read more »
SCOTLAND’S seabed has been opened up to new wind farm developments for the first time in a decade, in a move which could lead to multi-billion pound investments. Crown Estate Scotland, which manages the country’s seabed, has launched the new round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters, called ScotWind Leasing.
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CONSTRUCTION work on the onshore grid connection to an offshore wind farm has resumed. Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) windfarm will be erected in the outer Firth of Forth, about 30 kilometres north of Torness Power Station, near Dunbar, and be made up of 54 turbines. The windfarm is due to be completed in 2023, with work now under way onshore for the grid connection. Work on the £1.8 billion project had ground to a halt due to the coronavirus. Now, residents in the East Lammermuir villages have been alerted to work starting again.
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