More than 70 bids have been made by companies for the ScotWind offshore leasing round, showing the country’s “scale of potential” for offshore wind development. The huge seabed giveaway, the first in more than a decade, was launched by Crown Estate Scotland in June 2020 and has attracted 74 applications for rights to build projects across 15 areas. Crown Estate Scotland said it is aiming to make initial offers in January 2022.
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AN AREA east of Shetland which has been pinpointed as a possible site for an offshore wind farm has attracted interest from developers. Crown Estate Scotland confirmed that all 15 areas in the country’s waters which were designated by the Scottish Government as potential offshore wind sites received applications in a recent auction. It was part of the ScotWind leasing process, which asked developers to bid for rights to build projects on parts of Scotland’s seabed. A total of 74 applications were received for the 15 sites. Documents previously showed that the area east of Shetland, which covers 751 square kilometres, could offer a realistic maximum output of 2GW.
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