Ocean Winds, the lead developer of Scotland’s largest windfarm, the 950-MW Moray East project, has confirmed that it is participating in the ScotWind leasing round
Ocean Winds, the 50-50 joint venture between EDPR and Engie, said it has made bids for a total of five ScotWind Leasing sites.
The sites in question are for floating and bottom-fixed fixed windfarms.
Of the five sites, three are floating wind sites which it is targeting with Aker Offshore Wind, as previously highlighted by OWJ.
However, Ocean Winds is also targeting two bottom-fixed sites. The company said more details will be published in the coming weeks.
A spokesman for Ocean Winds said, “ScotWind makes available, for the first time in over a decade, new areas of seabed for development of offshore wind.
“Low cost, low carbon power is vital to the decarbonisation agenda, and it is essential that the process selects trusted, reliable, committed developers who have a track record of delivery in Scotland that can be trusted to turn the country’s excellent renewable potential into the reality of operational generation assets.
“Ocean Winds has taken Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm from a concept to an operating reality. We have high ambitions for producing power in the challenging conditions of northern waters, together with the skills, experience and dedication to realise those ambitions. We look forward to detailing our plans in the coming weeks.”