ScotWind Leasing on Schedule Despite COVID-19

Crown Estate Scotland is planning to officially launch the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects in spring as previously stated, despite COVID-19.

Crown Estate Scotland emphasized it will ensure that any such launch fully adheres to the relevant government guidance on preventing the spread of the virus.

“Clearly, we are aware that the current COVID-19 situation may potentially increase the time that organizations require in order to submit applications to ScotWind Leasing. As a result, we will take this into account when we confirm the timescale and next steps for the process, which we hope to do in the coming weeks,” Crown Estate Scotland stated.

As reported, Crown Estate Scotland plans to launch the ScotWind leasing after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP).