On January 2022, Ocean Winds was awarded the rights to develop new offshore wind generation capacity in the outer Moray Firth in Scotland, as part of the ScotWind process run by Crown Estate Scotland.
Bids to develop the 440 km2 site – designated as NE4 by Marine Scotland in 2020 – were invited by the Scottish Government in summer 2021, as part of a competitive process to make new seabed areas available for electricity generation. It was the first time in a decade that new sites in Scottish waters have been made available for offshore wind.
We named NE4 “Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm”. The site lies in the outer Moray Firth, to the East of Scotland’s largest windfarm, the Moray East Offshore Wind farm; strengthening our position in Scotland. We confirmed our plan for a 2 GW capacity.