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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 […]

  • 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.

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2013
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

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

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities

    Following the announcement from Scottish Government that the Beatrice and MORL offshore wind projects in the Moray Firth off the north east coast of Scotland have been awarded consents totaling 1,866 MW, the Crown Estate has released a statement. Ronnie Quinn, The Crown Estate’s lead on Energy & Infrastructure in Scotland, said: “These consents signal […]

  • 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.

  • 7 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Crown Estate earned a net profit (income surplus) of £230.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2011, up 9.6 per cent on the previous year. This marks a record return for the business, which pays its profit to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. For the first time The […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities

    Same as Crown Estate Scotland, the Crown Estate responsible for managing the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland announced today (7 November) it will consider new leasing for offshore wind projects.

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters which could start in April 2019 at the earliest.

  • 14 December 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The Crown Estate and Network Rail have announced the agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Two of the largest land owners in the UK have signed an agreement which will clarify the process for installing cable crossings that connect marine renewable projects to the national grid across the Network Rail estate. This will be […]