A partnership involving SSE Renewables, Japanese conglomerate Marubeni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has confirmed that it has submitted bids in Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind seabed leasing process
The partnership did formally state whether it was submitting bids for bottom-fixed or floating wind acreage but emphasised its experience in both.
SSE Renewables director of capital projects Paul Cooley said, “We are delighted our ScotWind partnership has submitted its bids. This is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work. We know ScotWind will play a pivotal role in delivering Scotland’s offshore wind target of 11 GW by 2030.”
Marubeni Offshore Wind Development Corporation president and chief executive Hisafumi Manabe said the company’s experience building floating offshore wind demonstration projects in Japan would complements that of its partners.
CIP partner Michael Hannibal said ScotWind “presents a huge opportunity for a wealth of economic benefits to be realised in Scotland.” He said the company wants to maximise opportunities available to the Scottish supply chain.
SSE Renewables is currently building the 1.1-GW Seagreen offshore windfarm in the Firth of Forth, which will be Scotland’s largest, and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore windfarm when complete in 2023.
Together with CIP, SSE Renewables also successfully co-developed and constructed the operational 588MW Beatrice offshore windfarm, the first large-scale deep-water offshore wind development in Scotland.
In the north of Scotland, CIP has outlined plans to build a floating windfarm with a capacity of up to 100 MW off the coast of Dounreay in the Pentland Firth.