More floating wind projects have been offered option agreements through ScotWind Leasing than fixed, with almost £700 million in option fees to now be passed to the Scottish government. A total of 74 applications were made, with the 17 successful projects – of which ten are floating wind – having been offered the option agreements, which reserve the rights to specific areas of land. Successful floating wind projects come from SSE Renewables, Falck Renewables, Shell New Energies, Vattenfall, DEME, ScottishPower Renewables, BayWa r.e. and Northland Power. Of these, ScottishPower’s 3,000MW project has the largest capacity.
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Scotland has awarded 17 leases worth nearly 25GW for the development of offshore wind and floating offshore wind farms, including a gigawatt-scale floating offshore project developed by Ørsted and up to 5GW worth of floating offshore wind to be jointly developed by Shell and ScottishPower. The mammoth ScotWind Leasing round is the first Scottish offshore wind leasing round in over a decade and the first ever since the management of offshore wind rights were devolved to Scotland.
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