Wind energy – ScotWind
Proposals for a floating offshore wind farm could create 3,900 jobs in Scotland at the peak of manufacturing and construction, if successful in a leasing round for the rights to develop new offshore wind projects in Scottish waters.
The figures have been published by Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), a partnership including BayWar.e., a global renewable energy business with a strong Scottish presence, Elicio, an experienced Belgian offshore wind developer, owner and operator, and floating wind technology developer BW Ideol.
The group is one of a number of bidders in the ScotWind leasing round run by Crown Estate Scotland, which closed on 16th July, and is committed to manufacturing the project’s floating concrete foundations at a port location in Scotland.
The employment projections have been developed by respected independent economic consultancy Biggar Economics.
Floating Energy Allyance is focused on being at the vanguard of the development of floating wind in Scotland and fully committed to maximising the opportunities for the Scottish supply chain if successful in ScotWind.
Crown Estate Scotland will announce the successful applicants in early 2022.