CIP expects fierce competition for Scottish offshore wind

Danish players CIP and Ørsted each represent a consortium in the competition for Scottish offshore wind in a tender with a total 12 applicants. Of the 12 consortia and bidders, nine represent oil companies.

ScotWind will mark the next generation of Scottish offshore wind. The photo shows Beatrice, established in 2019. | Photo: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd.

It'll be a tough battle to secure a slice of the Scottish seabed.

A total of 12 bidders and consortia have bid on the licenses for the forthcoming ScotWind project in Scotland of 10GW in mainly floating wind capacity. Included are the usual suspects like Ørsted, Vattenfall and RWE, while new players on the offshore wind stage, the oil giants, have also gathered in the tender.

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