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Ocean Winds and Aker submit a 6 GW project in the ScotWind Leasing round (UK)

15 Sep 2021

Ocean Winds, a joint venture (JV) of EDPR and Engie, and Aker Offshore Wind have submitted joint bids to build 6 GW of floating offshore wind capacity in the Outer Moray Firth, in Scottish waters (United Kingdom). The two companies had announced their partnership to develop floating offshore wind generation sites in Scotland in July 2021, as part of the first ScotWind leasing round.

The ScotWind leasing round is part of the Scottish government's plan to reach up to 11 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. An area of 8,600 km2 of Scottish seabed is potentially available for the development of 10 GW of offshore wind capacity. The leasing round has attracted many bidders, including Equinor, ESB, RWE, a consortium of BP and EnBW, a consortium of SSE Renewables, Marubeni Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a consortium of ScottishPower (Iberdrola) / Shell, a consortium of Red Rock Power (SDIC) / Eni, a consortium of Ørsted / Falck Renewables / BlueFloat Energy, a consortium of Ocean Winds (50/50 JV between EDPR and Engie) / Aker Offshore Wind, and a consortium of TotalEnergies / Macquarie Green Investment Group (GIG) / Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG).

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