The Crown Estate Scotland has announced it will use a multi-million investment to increase the scale of commercial offshore wind leasing in the North Sea. The new three-year funding plan, aimed at managing Scotland’s sea, land and coastlines, will see the Crown Estate invest £70 million. The Crown Estate manages the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind that is specific to the waters around Scotland and accounts for the new draft process for the next batch of giant offshore wind farms. The draft sector marine plan was released by Marine Scotland in December. A number of big energy firms, including Equinor, Shell and Total, have all stated their interest in the new leasing areas around Scotland.
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