Floating Energy Allyance bids for floating wind in ScotWind Leasing
24 August 2021
Across the 15 sites on offer, 74 applications have been submitted by experienced offshore wind developers, making ScotWind an very competitive tender process.
The Floating Energy Allyance (FEA) consortium – in which Elicio is a partner - has submitted a number of applications to Crown Estate Scotland for commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects as part of the process. Elicio brings its significant and successful experience in fixed offshore wind to the table, from early development to construction and operation, and benefits from the unique return on experience of the SeaMade, Norther and Rentel Belgian offshore wind farms totaling more than 1.1GW of operational capacity.
Bidding closed on the 16th of July and Crown Estate Scotland is expected to announce the successful applicants in early 2022. Successful applicants in the ScotWind round will then receive an up to 10-years exclusive right to develop their projects.
Alain Janssens, CEO of Elicio commented: “The Floating Energy Allyance fully supports Scotland’s determination to deliver its ambitious climate change targets. Hence, we are convinced that unlocking the Country’s natural resources is a powerful means to attract skills and long-term jobs locally. We are confident that the Floating Energy Allyance has the capabilities and the expertise to help deliver the benefits of offshore wind to Scotland’s communities and to the environment.”
Floating Energy Allyance has three partners: renewable energy company Elicio; BayWa r.e., a leading global renewable energy business; and floating wind technology developer BWIdeol. More information on the Floating Energy Allyance is available at www.fe-allyance.co.uk