A partnership between Swedish Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Seawind has been awarded the rights to build a floating wind farm offshore Scotland, Vattenfall announced in a statement Tuesday.
The partnership won the bid in the Crown Estate Scotland's ScotWind offshore leasing round for the 798-megawatt project that will generate enough electricity for over 700,000 UK homes.
The 50/50 partnership will develop the offshore wind farm 67 kilometers off Scotland’s east coast in support of the country’s net zero ambition to deliver 11 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030.
Helene Bistrom, head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall said the decision marks an important milestone in the development of offshore wind in Scotland and the UK.
'We will now focus on moving forward the project that will help Scotland to stay at the forefront of the global offshore wind industry. Together we can deliver a successful project that will support the transition to a fossil-free future and Scotland’s net zero ambitions,' she said.
By Gulsen Cagatay