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INTOG scotlandCrown Estate Scotland has announced the proposed details of its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process.  Developers will apply for the rights to build small scale innovative offshore wind projects of less than 100MW as well as larger projects connected to oil and gas infrastructure to provide electricity and reduce the carbon emissions associated with those sites.
Awards will be determined on a largely open auction basis and will be split in to two pots - one for smaller scale innovation projects, and one for larger projects linked to oil and gas infrastructure. Bids will be judged on a mixture of price and quality, with the bidding window currently anticipated to open in June 2022. The areas of seabed to be made available are set out in the Scottish Government’s Initial Plan Framework, the consultation for which closed in October 2021. Applicants will also be required to submit a Supply Chain Development Statement, outlining the nature and location of any supply chain activity linked to their proposed project.
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