28 Oct '11, 12am

Scottish offshore wind farms take 5GW step forward

The offshore wind industry will today take a major step forward with the announcement of a raft of new seabed lease agreements from the Crown Estate that could support up to 5GW of new capacity. The organisation, which manages the UK seabed, will confirm it has awarded conditional agreements for lease to five offshore renewable energy sites in Scottish territorial waters . FURTHER READING Crown Estate downplays prospects for offshore wind Round 4 Siemens reveals plan to mass produce offshore wind farms SSE Renewables will be awarded two agreements for lease to develop the 690MW Islay wind farm off the west coast, and the 1GW Beatrice project in the Moray Firth. Scottish Power Renewables has also secured approval for the Argyll Array wind farm off the west coast, which could boast up to 1.8GW of capacity. Two further agreements are to be awarded in the Outer Forth and Tay, ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2120635/scottish-off...

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