Concrete Substructures for Offshore Wind Conference, Aberdeen
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Time: 01:00pm - 05:30pm
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, under construction and some 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 ScotWind leasing round will add a further 30GW to this total over the next 10 years and will extend the wind farms into the West and the Northern Coasts as well as the Northern Isles. ScotWind also includes 19.2GW of commercial floating wind sites which will establish Scotland as the number one market for floating wind development.
ScotWind has now been joined by 13 further floating wind projects from the INTOG (innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas) leasing round, amounting to 5.4GW in total, 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 a pipeline of up to 42GW, with almost 25GW of it being floating wind capacity, and all potentially deliverable before 2035.
Discover why Scotland's offshore wind sector blows the competition away.
ScotWind, at 30GW, 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, with over 820 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.
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.
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