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.
Offshore wind in Scotland
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ScotWind at 25GW is one of the largest single leasing rounds in the world.ScotWind leasing round
Scotland has led the world in the development of floating offshore wind.Floating wind in Scotland
We have close government and industry cooperation to remove barriers to delivery.Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council
How companies can access one of the largest offshore wind markets in the world.Scottish Development International
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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