ScotWind Leasing launch is 'next part of offshore wind journey'
Crown Estate Scotland has today (June 10) announced the launch of ScotWind Leasing, the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade.
Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said:
"With a quarter of all Europe’s offshore wind resource, new generations of turbines which enable us to capture it more efficiently than ever and an offshore workforce which is constantly upskilling, the stage is set for the further development of offshore wind in Scotland.
"Today’s announcement by Crown Estate Scotland sets out the next part of that journey, providing a blueprint for the further expansion of an industry which is creating economic and environmental benefits across Scotland and helping meet our emissions targets as we progress towards net zero.
"Government and industry must now work together to maximise offshore wind deployment, and the supply chain opportunities which come with it, by removing barriers, investing strategically and making the right decisions, at the right time, to ensure this exciting sector has the confidence it needs to thrive at a global scale in the coming decades."
- Crown Estate Scotland press release is available here.