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Scotland moves closer to new offshore wind leasing

Wednesday July 31st, 2019

A new pipeline of commercial-scale offshore wind farms came a step closer as Crown Estate Scotland made details of leasing available so that developers can start preparing project proposals.Government Opportunities

The near-final documentation released in pre-launch includes some of the proposed steps and processes which are currently close to completion.

Developers can now access detailed documents to help them prepare ahead of the final launch of the leasing.

Crown Estate Scotland – the public body that manages leasing of Scotland’s seabed – also confirmed that they remain on track to fully launch in October 2019. At this point, final documentation will be made available.

John Robertson, Head of Energy & Infrastructure for Crown Estate Scotland said: “Today marks an important step towards an offshore wind leasing process which will attract investment to Scotland to help reduce climate change emissions and enable wider socio-economic benefits for communities.

“By providing this information now, we will enable developers to start their preparations so that they are in a position to submit suitable applications when the time comes.”

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