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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 last year (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.
ScotWind is the process by the Scottish Government intends to award new seabed areas for 10 GW offshore wind development. The process opened in Summer 2021, and results are expected by January 2022.
Ocean Winds (OW) has submitted a total of 5 bids. Three bids are in partnership with Aker Offshore Wind (AOW) and relate to floating offshore wind technology. The remainder two bids relate to bottom-fixed technologies and were submitted solely by Ocean Winds.
The joint OW/AOW floating partnership for ScotWind aims to develop 6GW capacity with an equivalent of up to £15 billion investment. We estimate that a successful project will create 5,000+ jobs and 200 apprenticeships. We are committed to establishing a fabrication yard in Scotland for steel fabrication of PPI’s WindFloat floater. Our plans will position Scotland as the global leader for floating offshore wind.
In addition, Ocean Winds alone, aims to build the proposed 1.8GW Hebridean Offshore Wind farm at ScotWind’s W1 plan option. The site will be a gateway to new steel fabrication industry in Scotland.
Read more about our plans to the dedicate project website below:
“When we embarked upon the offshore wind journey 10 years ago we were not the first in what was a young industry with much to prove. Since then we have demonstrated determination, resilience and leadership in all areas of the business and are rightly recognised as a strong competitor and leader in several key offshore markets.
Our reputation is built on the solid foundations given to us by our innovative, hard working staff who genuinely care about what we do. But now is the time to build upon this strong structure and deliver so much more.
The future of Offshore Wind is assured around the world and it is our aim to be at the forefront of this industry.”
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