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scotwind map of option areas 170122Crown Estate Scotland has announced the results of ScotWind, the seabed leasing round that will enable the next generation of offshore wind farms in Scottish waters. The first offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade received a total of 74 bids with 17 successful bidders confirmed.
 
A total of just under £ 700million will be paid by the successful applicants in option fees and passed to the Scottish Government for public spending. The area of seabed covered by the 17 projects is just over 7,000km2 (a maximum of 8,600km2 was made available through the Scottish Government’s Sectoral Marine Plan). The details of the 17 applicants who have been offered option agreements are as follows:
 

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Lead applicant

Option Fees

Technology

Total capacity (MW)

1

BP Alternative Energy Investments

£85,900,000

Fixed

2,907

2

SSE Renewables

£85,900,000

Floating

2,610

3

Falck Renewables

£28,000,000

Floating

1,200

4

Shell New Energies

£86,000,000

Floating

2,000

5

Vattenfall

£20,000,000

Floating

798

6

DEME

£18,700,000

Fixed

1,008

7

DEME

£20,000,000

Floating

1,008

8

Falck Renewables

£25,600,000

Floating

1,000

9

Ocean Winds

£42,900,000

Fixed

1,000

10

Falck Renewables

£13,400,000

Floating

500

11

Scottish Power Renewables

£68,400,000

Floating

3,000

12

BayWa

£33,000,000

Floating

960

13

Offshore Wind Power

£65,700,000

Fixed

2,000

14

Northland Power

£3,900,000

Floating

1,500

15

Magnora

£10,300,000

Mixed

495

16

Northland Power

£16,100,000

Fixed

840

17

Scottish Power Renewables

£75,400,000

Fixed

2,000

Totals

 

£699,200,000

 

24,826

 
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