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What's happening and where?

The East Coast of Scotland is currently home to the bulk of our offshore wind farms in various stages of development. Projects include those in operation, under construction and some that are still in the planning pipeline.

Our oldest operational project, Robin Rigg, dates from 2010 and is in the Solway Firth on the southwest coast of Scotland. Taken together, these projects amount to over 10GW of offshore wind.

Our ScotWind leasing round will add a further 30GW to this total over the next 10 years and will extend the wind farms into the west and northern coasts, as well as the northern Isles. ScotWind also includes 19.2GW of commercial floating wind sites which will establish Scotland as the number one market for floating wind development. 

ScotWind has now been joined by 13 further floating wind projects from the INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas) leasing round, amounting to 5.4GW in total, aimed at the electrification of our offshore oil and gas infrastructure to help decarbonise their production energy.

INTOG will be the first such leasing round in the world aimed at helping the oil and gas industry in the UK reach their Net Zero Basin target as part of the North Sea Transition Deal.

All of the above puts Scotland in the top ten of global offshore wind markets with a pipeline of up to 42GW, with almost 25GW of it being floating wind capacity, and all potentially deliverable before 2035.      

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Offshore wind in Scotland

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DeepWind offshore wind supply chain cluster

DeepWind, with over 870 members, is the largest offshore wind supply chain cluster in Europe. It is also the UK's leading floating wind supply chain cluster with over 330 members in its Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup.

DeepWind cluster

Forth & Tay Offshore supply chain cluster

The cluster represents members across the East Coast of Scotland and includes the developers delivering the projects in the Firth of Forth area including SSE Renewables, EDF Renewables, Red Rock Power and ESB.

Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster


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