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What is happening and where?

The east coast of Scotland is currently home to the bulk of our offshore wind farms, in various stages of development. Projects include those in operation, those under construction and those that are still in the planning pipeline.

Our oldest operational project, Robin Rigg, dates from 2010 and is in the Solway Firth on the southwest coast. Taken together, these projects amount to over 10GW of offshore wind.

Our latest leasing round, ScotWind, will add a further 25GW to this total over the next 10 years and will extend the wind farms into the west and the northern coasts as well as northern isles. ScotWind also includes 15GW of commercial floating wind sites which will establish Scotland as the number one market for floating wind development.

In addition, there is a ScotWind Clearing Round underway which will see an 18th site added to the ScotWind round. The NE1 site to the East of Shetland is also a floating wind site and could represent up to 2GW of additional capacity. 

ScotWind will soon be joined with further projects in our INTOG leasing round aimed at the electrification of our offshore oil and gas infrastructure to help decarbonise their production energy. This will be the first such leasing round in the world aimed at helping the oil and gas industry in the UK reach their Net Zero Basin target as part of the North Sea Transition Deal. All of the above puts Scotland in the top ten of global offshore wind markets with up to 42GW deliverable before 2035.      

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Offshore wind in Scotland

Discover why Scotland's offshore wind sector blows the competition away.

DeepWind offshore wind supply chain cluster

DeepWind, with over 720 members, is the largest offshore wind supply chain cluster in Europe. It is also the UK's leading floating wind supply chain cluster with over 220 members in its Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup.

DeepWind cluster

Forth & Tay Offshore supply chain cluster

The cluster represents members across the East Coast of Scotland and includes the developers delivering the projects in the Firth of Forth area including SSE Renewables, EDF Renewables, Red Rock Power and ESB.

Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster
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Up and coming events

Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup event, Glasgow, 23rd August

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Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup event

ScotWind sites E1-E3 Supply Chain webinar, 25th August

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ScotWind Supply Chain Webinar
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