Scottish seabed landlord backs new leases

Provisional designs for a complete leasing package for new offshore wind farms off the coast of the country outlined

Hywind floating wind farm in Scotland. Photograph: Øyvind Gravås/Woldcam – Statoil ASA
There is currently 211MW of operational wind farm capacity off Scotland’s coasts including the world’s first commercial floating project

Crown Estate Scotland hopes to create a pathway for developers to be awarded "option agreements", giving them exclusivity over areas of seabed for offshore wind for up to ten years.

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