BayWa, a German renewable energy company with a presence in Scotland that includes 890 MW of onshore wind, has signed an exclusive agreement to join the consortium formed by of Ideol and Elicio to prepare a joint bid for the ScotWind tender launched by Crown Estate Scotland
BayWa said it would bring significant project development and asset management skills and presence in Scotland to the consortium between Ideol, which is known for its Damping Pool floater, and Elicio, the Belgian offshore wind developer and operator.
Ideol chief executive Paul de la Guérivière said the consortium “brings together a unique array of corporate and individual capability.”
Elico chief executive Alain Janssens said, “The combined, complementary know-how of our three companies will contribute to a competitive project with a high local footprint.”
Crown Estate Scotland, manager of Scotland’s seabed, launched ScotWind, the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade, in June 2020.
It will enable companies to apply to build a new generation of offshore windfarms in Scottish waters.
Total investment in ScotWind Leasing projects could potentially surpass £8.0Bn (US$10.2Bn). The leasing programme will also include measures to promote and enhance the supply chain in Scotland.
ScotWind will provide opportunities to pioneer floating offshore projects such as those the consortium is targeting and build bottom-fixed projects.
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