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BP and EnBW are the latest energy giants to confirm they are bidding for latest round of ScotWind seabed leases. The competition to develop the next wave of Scottish offshore wind farms has continued to intensify, after BP and EnBW today confirmed they had submitted their bid for the ScotWind leasing round. The consortium said it has applied for a lease area off the east coast of Scotland that could support offshore wind projects with 2.9GW generating capacity. But the firms stressed the bid proposal extended far beyond the proposed new offshore wind farm itself, and would incorporate a raft of related infrastructure as part of a £10bn green infrastructure project, including ports, harbours and shipyards, green hydrogen facilities and an of Scotland’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The competition for the next round of seabed leases looks set to be fierce, with BP’s announcement following plans late last week from Shell and ScottishPower for a major new floating offshore wind farm, while RWE similarly confirmed it would be participating in the leasing round. Vattenfall, TotalEnergies, and Orsted are also among those expected to bid for seabed leases, as part of a round that could deliver up to 10GW of new capacity.

Business Green 19th July 2021 read more »

Storm of submissions to ScotWind leasing round. Nearly two dozen companies have now confirmed they have submitted bids to the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. The consortia they have formed include most of Europe’s largest oil companies, with a significant proportion making proposals for floating offshore windfarms, either explicitly or implicitly. Utility Week presents a round-up of the various announcements.

Utility Week 19th July 2021 read more »

Bids flood in for offshore wind farms in Scottish waters. New floating wind farms could be built in Scottish coastal waters as the country moves to increase the amount of green energy produced offshore. Dozens of energy firms from across the world have now submitted proposals to Crown Estate Scotland, which has set out a number of development opportunities as part of its ScotWind leasing round.

Scotsman 19th July 2021 read more »

Energy firm Equinor has bid for a new floating offshore wind farm to be built off the coast of Scotland as it continues to develop its North Sea energy facilities.

Engineering & Technology 19th July 2021 read more »

BP has underlined the value of windfarm acreage off Scotland after submitting a bid for licences which it said could unlock £10 billion investment in areas ranging from hydrogen fuel plants to shipyards. The prediction comes amid strong interest in the ScotWind licensing round from other oil and gas giants including Equinor, which confirmed yesterday that it has made an application. Royal Dutch Shell and ScottishPower submitted joint bids for licences on Friday, the deadline for applications.

Herald 20th July 2021 read more »

BP is promising £10 billion of investment and to make Britain’s oil capital its global hub for offshore wind if it is successful in securing seabed licences around Scotland. The company is teaming up with EnBW, a German utility group, to bid to install turbines with 2.9 gigawatts of capacity in Scottish waters. Aberdeen appears to be the big beneficiary if the application in the Scotwind auction, which is being run by Crown Estate Scotland, is successful.

Times 20th July 2021 read more »

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