Wind Energy – Ossian Floating Wind
SSE Renewables, Marubeni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for the array area of their Ossian floating wind farm to Marine Scotland.
According to the report, the wind farm could have up to 270 wind turbines and six offshore substations.
The consortium won the development rights for the Scottish site last year. The site, covering 858 square kilometres of seabed in the Firth of Forth off the Angus Coast, was one of the largest lease areas offered by Crown Estate Scotland in the ScotWind leasing round in 2022.
The installed capacity of the floating wind farm was initially said to be 2.6 GW. At the end of last year, the developers announced that they had identified an increase in the potential overall project capacity of 1 GW.
With a total generation capacity of 3.6 GW, the Ossian floating wind farm in Scotland is said to be the largest project of this kind in development worldwide.