Wednesday, February 18, 2009

6.5 GW

The Crown Estate has announced that ten companies or consortia have been awarded exclusive rights to negotiate for offshore wind leases in Scottish territorial waters. Eon, SSE, Scottish Power are the utilities represented, along with SeaEnergy Renewables, UK Renewables Development, Fred Olsen, Mainstream, Forth Ports, DONG and Fluor.

The largest project, Argyll Array to the west of Tiree, is planned to be 1.5GW and the smallest is 300 MW. The projects to the west of Tiree and Islay look to me to be in environmentally challenging locations, to put it mildly, but certainly aren't lacking in ambition.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thirty Eight!

The Crown Estate has just announced that 38 companies and consortia have been invited to tender for leases in the Pentland Firth lease round.

Obviously there's no public information on who the 38 are, but it would be interesting to know.