Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the final process and timeline for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects.
ScotWind, which was launched this June, will close for applications on 31 March 2021.
Crown Estate Scotland will publish the Post-adoption Addendum to ScotWind Leasing on 15 January 2021, which will confirm the final arrangements for submitting applications.
The authority will also issue details to registered applicants outlining some of the technical aspects of the arrangements which will be covered fully in the Post-adoption Addendum, to provide further certainty as early as possible.
“Following publication of the Sectoral Marine Plan last week, we’re now setting out our plans for the coming months. By confirming the closing date for applications we hope to give clarity to both applicants and wider stakeholders as to our proposed timeline,” said John Robertson, Head of Energy & Infrastructure at Crown Estate Scotland.
“When selecting both of these dates, Crown Estate Scotland has taken stock of the current state of play in the wider offshore wind sector, and we believe the certainty we are providing today will be important for developers who have an interest in various different markets and leasing processes.”