Northland Power confirms ScotWind win

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/01/2022 Northland Power
Canada-based global renewable energy company Northland Power Inc has seen success in the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind offshore wind process. The company has been offered two lease zones, one for fixed foundations and the other to feature floating, in the north-west, which have the potential to produce over 2 GW of electricity.

Northland stated that it has engaged extensively with local communities from the beginning of the process, listening carefully to views from local authorities, politicians, community representatives and education establishments.

“Following a robust and highly competitive process, we are proud to have been selected as the preferred applicant for two offshore wind sites by Crown Estate Scotland and the Scottish Government. Both sites have substantial capacity to generate clean, green energy to support consumers and Scotland’s green energy ambitions. The opportunity to develop these leases aligns perfectly with our long-term growth strategy and our commitment to building a carbon free world,”
said David Povall, Executive Vice President, Development at Northland Power.

“As an international developer of renewable energy projects, we are drawn to Scotland for its rich natural resources and the opportunity to put down roots in some of the country’s most beautiful and entrepreneurial places. These are important investments for the communities where these sites are from. The social and economic benefits of offshore wind will be felt for generations and will be measured not only in terms of jobs – directly and via the supply chain – but more broadly in helping create greener and stronger economies and communities. Scotland has established policies that will be at the front of the energy transition and we are looking forward to supporting the country's ambitious journey to net-zero, getting back into the community and starting work to bring these important projects to life,“
commented Nigel Slater, Managing Director, Development - Europe at Northland Power.

The company will now bring its development plans in line with the bid and will include accompanying supply chain commitments. The first step will be the appointment of a Scotland-based supply chain and skills manager who will work with Scottish businesses and enterprise agencies.