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Buchan Offshore Wind joins The PowerHouse board

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 28/04/2023 Green Freeport

Buchan Offshore Wind Ltd., a global offshore wind consortium and winner of a 1 GW ScotWind lease, has joined the board of The PowerHouse, the skills and innovation vehicle of the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICF).

Buchan Offshore Wind is a partnership between BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy business with UK offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh; Elicio, a Belgian offshore wind developer, owner and operator; and BW Ideol, a floating technology and international floating wind project co-developer.

The consortium brings together three complementary leaders with a commitment to accelerate the development of locally built floating wind. Buchan Offshore Wind also has the vision to bring significant levels of employment to Scotland and the Highlands having secured the rights to develop the floating Buchan Offshore Wind Farm, through Crown Estate Scotland’s latest ScotWind leasing round.

Located 75 kilometres north east of Fraserburgh, the wind farm will have a capacity of around 1 GW, enough to power over 800,000 homes with renewable energy.

The Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport will maximise local and Scotland wide benefits from a pipeline of renewable energy projects and jobs, placing the Highlands at the heart of the drive towards net zero.

Buchan Offshore Wind becomes the second wind consortium to join the board of The PowerHouse in recent weeks, following in the footsteps of Stromar Offshore Wind, the consortium comprising of Renantis, BlueFloat Energy and Ørsted.

Alasdair MacLeod, Project Director for Buchan Offshore Wind said: "At Buchan Offshore Wind, we are passionate about harnessing our combined experience to develop and deliver one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms off the northeast coast of Scotland. We see this development as a significant opportunity to maximise the output of clean, green renewable power, while strengthening the Scottish supply chain and supporting organisations, including the recently awarded Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport."

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