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The Crown Estate is reviewing the feedback on its proposals for the fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK, which will help finalize the plans. An update on the plans will be shared before a proposed launch and once The Crown Estate reviews all the feedback from the market and shareholders and considers […]
The Crown Estate has detailed the criteria it would assess at the Pre-Qualification (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) stages of the proposed Round 4 offshore wind leasing tender in the UK.
The Crown Estate has provided further details on plans for a new offshore wind seabed leasing round in the UK, including proposed locations to be offered for new seabed rights, and a likely increase in capacity from 6GW to 7GW.
The Crown Estate has completed its initial assessment of offshore wind extension applications in UK waters, confirming that the eight proposed projects, representing up to 3.4GW of potential new capacity, have satisfied the application criteria.
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.
Variability in wind speeds offshore the UK is significantly lower than previously understood, according to a new study on the UK’s offshore wind resource, carried out by DNV GL on behalf of the Crown Estate.
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.
The Crown Estate has granted a lease to Statoil that will enable the start of construction of the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm located at Buchan Deep, some 25 kilometres from Peterhead. The project – set to be the world’s largest floating wind farm – consists of five 6MW turbines which will be deployed in deeper water […]
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 […]
The 2014 Crown Estate Scotland Report, published today, shows a 13.6% increase on net capital investment to £5 million, with a significant proportion of overall investment over the year supporting Scotland’s emerging low-carbon energy industry. The total capital investment in Scotland over the last four years now totals £33.1 million. In 2013/14, £5.7 million was […]
The Crown Estate has welcomed today’s announcement by the Green Investment Bank to raise a £1 billion fund to encourage new private investors to invest in offshore wind farms in the UK. Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate said: “The UK continues to be the most attractive place to invest […]
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 […]
The Crown Estate has welcomed the contracts announcement by the UK Government for eight renewable electricity projects, including five for offshore wind farms. The contracts represents a total of 4.5 GW potential capacity – enough clean electricity to power over three million homes – with more than 3.1 GW of that from offshore wind. The […]
The Crown Estate has invited developers interested in bringing forward renewable energy trading projects to provide details of their plans. The data provided will allow The Crown Estate, as managers of the UK seabed, to consider the spatial effect of possible cable infrastructure from proposed renewable energy trading projects, thereby establishing a better understanding of […]
The Crown Estate has today launched an industry engagement process to understand market interest in future tidal range and lagoons projects around the UK. Interested developers have until 7 February 2014 to participate and The Crown Estate will use the feedback to help shape any possible competitive leasing process later in 2014. This could lead […]
The Crown Estate has commented the announcement on Race Bank sale. DONG Energy has acquired a 100 per cent ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development project Race Bank from Centrica. Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate, said: “We’ve seen some big announcements in offshore wind over the past month […]
Huub den Rooijen, Head of offshore wind energy division at The Crown Estate, said that the UK is one of the best places to invest in offshore wind in the world for a variety of reasons, besides the country’s vast natural resources. Read Mr. den Rooijen’s analysis below: Since I began working in the offshore […]
The Crown Estate has commissioned a study into best practice in offshore transmission for offshore wind, building on recommendations from the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force made last year. It is envisaged that information gathered from a range of developers, OFTOs, OEMs and other stakeholders such as the ORE Catapult will be collated in […]
As part of the offshore wind test and demonstration leasing programme launched in June, The Crown Estate today issued a call for expressions of interest (EOI) in non-grid connected (off-grid) projects and variations to existing offshore wind projects. The Crown Estate manages the UK seabed, investing alongside renewable energy developers to facilitate the growth of […]
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 […]
The Crown Estate has issued the following notice regarding its intention to enter into negotiations with the developer of the Dudgeon offshore wind farm: The Crown Estate intends to enter into negotiations with Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd in relation to the grant of further rights over the offshore wind farm project at Dudgeon, situated off […]
The Crown Estate has welcomed the inauguration this week of two further UK offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 900 MW. On Wednesday 3 July the final phase of construction of the 270 MW Lincs offshore wind farm was formally recognised by joint owners Centrica Renewable Energy, Dong Energy and Siemens. The following […]
The Crown Estate has recently announced a new leasing programme for offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology. The Crown Estate is offering organisations the opportunity to use their existing development rights and/or obtain new development rights in areas of seabed within United Kingdom territorial waters for […]
RenewableUK and The Crown Estate announced the first ever winner of a new award in recognition of outstanding health and safety performance in the renewables sector. The winner of the RenewableUK and The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2012 is E.ON Climate and Renewables. The announcement was made on the eve […]
SMart Wind, the joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, today announced the signing of Agreements for Lease (AFLs) with The Crown Estate for the first two offshore wind projects in the Hornsea zone. The agreements, which secure options for the rights to use, as well as set out the commercial […]
The Crown Estate’s investment of £1 million in the Inch Cape offshore wind site, part of the Scottish Territorial Waters leasing round, has secured the future of the project after the dissolution of the consortium initially awarded the lease. The £1 million sum has enabled work on the site to continue to plan, and […]