13 offshore wind tasks representing about 5.5 GW of capability have been chosen in a first-of-its-kind seabed leasing spherical in Scotland aimed toward decarbonising offshore oil and fuel platforms within the North Sea and fostering innovation.
Crown Property Scotland at this time introduced the outcomes of its Innovation and Focused Oil & Fuel (INTOG) leasing course of, providing preliminary agreements to 13 tasks out of 19 functions. 5 tasks with a complete proposed capability of as much as about 500 MW had been chosen for the Innovation class, which is for small-scale progressive developments of as much as 100 MW. Within the Focused Oil and Fuel (TOG) part, eight tasks totalling 5 GW had been supplied the so-called exclusivity agreements. All 13 tasks will use floating wind expertise.
|Lead applicant||Capability (MW)||IN or TOG|
|1||Merely Blue Power||100||IN|
|2||Bluefloat Power/Renantis Partnership||99.45||IN|
|3||Bluefloat Power/Renantis Partnership||99.45||IN|
|4||BP Various Power Investments||50||IN|
|5||ESB Asset Improvement UK||100||IN|
The signing of the exclusivity agreements will permit the builders to start offshore wind improvement work whereas the Marine Scotland’s planning course of for the INTOG Sectoral Marine Plan (INTOG SMP) is finalised. The subsequent step would be the signing of choice agreements with tasks which are within the remaining INTOG SMP, which is predicted to occur in 2024. The tasks would then have the ability to proceed to the planning, consenting and financing levels.
As soon as the choice agreements have been inked Crown Property Scotland will obtain round GBP 262 million (USD 322m/EUR 296m) in choice charges from the 13 tasks. It would obtain extra revenues as soon as the tasks are working.
UK inexperienced vitality infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds accounts for many of the proposed capability on this leasing spherical. The corporate is partnering on its three websites with Frontier Energy Worldwide. “Our development represents a multi-billion pound investment to create one of the largest offshore floating wind developments, supporting climate goals by removing tens of millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions from oil and gas production,” commented Cerulean Winds founding director Dan Jackson.
“We are now working with our partners so that we can move at pace to help scale the supply chain in Scotland to deliver on this significant opportunity,” he added.
Particulars of the INTOG tasks plus a map will be considered on Crown Property Scotland’s web site right here.
The INTOG leasing follows the ScotWind leasing spherical for commercial-scale offshore wind tasks, the place 27.6 GW of tasks secured choice agreements.
(GBP 1 = USD 1.229/EUR 1.130)
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