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Wind turbines
Wind turbines

ScotWind is the first round of Offshore Wind Leasing in Scottish waters for a decade.

  • To understand more about the project and what it means for Scotland, read on below. 
  • Developer resources are available in the Developer Information and Downloads sections.

There is a range of information on this website about ScotWind including:

Current status

The application window for registered applicants opened in January 2021, and closed on 16 July 2021.

Following a period in which the bids were evaluated, Option Agreements were offered to the successful parties, announced on 17 January 2022, and confirmed as signed on 13 April 2022. 

The ScotWind Leasing clearing process opened on 26 April 2022. Following a period in which the bids were evaluated, Option Agreements were offered to the successful parties, and announced on 22 August 2022.

We currently anticipate that agreements will be confirmed as signed later in 2022.

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What is ScotWind?

It’s a programme which will lease areas of the seabed around Scotland for wind farm developments. Developers apply to the scheme and, if successful, will be granted the rights to build wind farms in Scottish waters.

We hope that farms with as much as 25GW of new generating capacity will be built over the next decade as a product of ScotWind.

Scotwind illustration

Why is it important?

To prevent the most harmful climate change scenarios from coming true, we need to substantially reduce our carbon emissions.

Scotland’s target is to reach net zero emissions by 2045 – and if we can generate 25GW of new, clean energy from ScotWind projects, it will make a big contribution to reaching that target.

Wind farm projects also offer opportunities for business: their construction, operation and maintenance could bring billions of pounds in investment and new jobs to Scotland.

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Click on the marked areas below to learn more about the wind farm projects planned there.

In development
In construction
INTOG projects


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