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Statement on Crown Estate Scotland offshore wind leasing proposals

Published 21 May 2018

Commenting on the announcement today from Crown Estate Scotland of proposals to lease seabed to encourage a new generation of offshore wind projects in Scotland’s waters, ORE Catapult’s Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson said:

“This is an extremely welcome announcement for Scotland’s offshore wind industry. Scotland’s waters are already home to innovative offshore wind demonstrator projects such as Hywind, the EOWDC and our own Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine. A new leasing round opens up the potential for Scotland’s economy to capitalise on the substantial opportunity for its innovative businesses to share in the supply chain opportunities presented by these new developments, and deliver further economic growth and job creation for Scotland.”