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  • 20 April 2012

    The rapid development of renewable energy capacity is central to the delivery of the EU’s target of a 20 % renewable energy contribution by 2020. Wave and tidal energy is expected to provide a share of the UK’s renewable electricity by this date. As part of this, The Crown Estate is offering interested organisations opportunities […]

  • 27 November 2014

    The Smith Commission today issued “Report of the Smith Commission for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament”, which comprises a recommendation that The Crown Estate in Scotland should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.  “Responsibility for the management of the Crown Estate’s economic assets in Scotland, and the revenue generated from these assets, will be transferred to the Scottish […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has invited registration for a second market engagement event for a potential new offshore wind leasing round in the UK on Monday 26 November 2018.

  • 25 July 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    SCOTTISH Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead has criticized the UK Government’s plans for a coastal communities fund saying that it “falls well short of the need for fundamental reform of how the Crown Estate in Scotland is managed”. Following widespread calls to devolve control of the Crown Estate – led by the Scottish Government – the […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate today announced that it has appointed Norton Rose Fulbright and Bond Dickinson to sit on the legal panel for its energy and infrastructure portfolio. The two firms recently emerged from a competitive tender process which aimed to consolidated legal advice across an extremely diverse portfolio. Norton Rose Fulbright will be responsible for […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate, an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament, has today announced another record return for the benefit of the public finances and an overall performance which is significantly ahead of the market, as its portfolio value hits an all-time high. Results summary Record return to Treasury for the benefit of the public finances:£267.1 […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, R&D

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is conducting a study on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland on potential economic benefits of more floating wind projects in Scotland.

  • 30 May 2013

    The Crown Estate and the University of Highlands and Islands have signed a ‘partnership agreement’ to work together to maximise the benefits to the people of the Highlands and Islands from the low carbon energy revolution in the area. The agreement reinforces initiatives already underway between the university and The Crown Estate, which manages a […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has appointed ABPmer to support the quality assurance of its Marine Data Exchange (MDE), which is focused on sharing survey data to inform the future development of offshore renewable energy projects. ABPmer will prepare, validate and upload data in compliance with the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Guidelines, The […]

  • 17 September 2015

    Following a recommendation by the Smith Commission, the Crown Estate’s management functions in Scotland will be transferring to the Scottish Government.  The Crown Estate has put in place a distinct Scottish operating division with its own business plan, management information and financial reporting. This new business division will be led by Ronnie Quinn, who is currently […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D

    The Crown Estate has awarded the legal mandate to advise its Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure businesses to Hogan Lovells International LLP and Bond Dickinson LLP.

  • 4 January 2017

    The Scottish Government today launched a 12-week consultation on the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland. The Scottish Government is taking a phased approach on devolution of the management of the Crown Estate and this consultation, which will run until 29 March, will inform the second phase of […]

  • 17 June 2014

    Scottish First Minister yesterday made a speech in Kirkwall outlining his proposals to empower the Islands – Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles – if Scotland becomes independent.  The section on harnessing islands resources includes proposals relating to The Crown Estate such as devolving foreshore to the Islands and a proportion of leasing revenue going to the local […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    A new seabed leasing round in the UK could see a release of circa 6GW of offshore wind rights, the UK’s seabed manager, The Crown Estate, said during recent industry and stakeholder engagement sessions in London.

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has announced the appointment of Paula Hay-Plumb to its main board, commencing 1st January 2015. Paula Hay-Plumb is an experienced board director in both the public and private sectors, and is currently a non-executive director at Hyde Housing Association and Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc. On 30th November 2014, she will complete her […]

  • 26 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate and SeaEnergy PLC are pleased to confirm developments concerning SeaEnergy Renewables Limited’s (SERL) interest in the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm (Inch Cape). In February 2009, The Crown Estate awarded the Inch Cape site to a consortium comprised of SERL, SeaEnergy’s 80% owned subsidiary, and RWE npower renewables as a part of […]

  • 29 November 2019

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the timeline for the launch of the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind projects. Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that the launch of ScotWind will take place after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP) as announced in September. Applicants will be able to complete registration shortly after […]

  • 28 August 2017

    Crown Estate Scotland now has spatial data relating to the organisation’s offshore assets freely available on their website for the first time.

  • 22 May 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    The Crown Estate has announced plans to lease further wave and tidal sites in a bid to encourage and accelerate technology development. In line with responses to its recent industry engagement exercise, the leasing will focus on test and demonstration projects to be installed in waters around the UK. The further leasing adds to the […]

  • 11 January 2013

    The Crown Estate is re-appointing Agents to manage its coastal and tidal river interests in Scotland and expressions of interest are now invited for the management of the foreshore, estuaries and tidal rivers in The Crown Estate’s ownership, which are divided up into 2 management areas. This tender will be managed through The Crown Estate’s […]

  • 24 February 2015

    The Crown Estate is sponsoring Renewable UK’s Wave and Tidal Conference, to be held on 25-26 February in Edinburgh. Ronnie Quinn, Head of Ocean Energy said: “This is an important engagement event for us, as we continue working with industry and stakeholders to successfully exploit the UK’s significant tidal and wave energy resources.” The Crown Estate is chairing […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK offshore wind leasing Round 4 could be launched in the early part of 2019, maintaining a pipeline of projects through to the late 2020s and beyond, according to The Crown Estate, the UK seabed manager.

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The Crown Estate has signed a 398 MW, 25-year seabed lease with Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal stream energy project, MeyGen. Ronnie Quinn, Head of Ocean Energy, The Crown Estate said: “Our commitment to invest in and agree a lease for the Meygen project continues our strategy to explore tidal stream energy on […]

  • 6 January 2012

    The Crown Estate has today (6 January 2012) announced the appointment of Huub den Rooijen as its first Head of Offshore Wind Energy. Huub will take up the post in the spring of 2012. He has played a major role in some of the biggest offshore wind projects in Europe and advised many of the […]

  • 4 May 2012

    The new chief executive of the Crown Estate, Alison Nimmo, has insisted it is the right organisation to develop Britain’s offshore energy interests, reported the Telegraph. The Crown Estate is overseeing the development of wind farms and offshore gas storage facilities inScotland, and it has already invested GBP 200 million into renewable energy projects. Ms […]