Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has just launched the first cycle of ScotWind Leasing. This is the first round of seabed leasing for offshore windfarms in Scottish waters for a decade and includes a site off Lucy Bay in the Solway. CES is committed to helping Scotland achieve its net-zero emissions target by 2045 through their role as manager of Scotland’s seabed.
The primary purpose of ScotWind Leasing is to grant property rights for seabed in Scottish waters for new commercial scale offshore wind project development, in a way that is fair and transparent. In doing so, ScotWind Leasing will provide certainty and clarity for those seeking to lease seabed in Scottish waters, encouraging the low-carbon energy generation needed to meet the world-leading targets committed to in The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.