RWE confirms ScotWind bid

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 16/07/2021 RWE

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, which closed today (16 July 2021).

To date, the company, which directly employs around 100 people in Scotland, has invested over £180 million into local businesses and is on track to contribute more than £15 million to communities, through the operation of its current projects. In Scotland, RWE already has over 480 MW of installed renewable energy capacity across onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro sites, with a current development pipeline of more than 350 MW.

RWE is considered a leading offshore wind partner, involved in the deployment of around 2.4 GW (pro rata) of operational offshore wind capacity, and is developing some of the world’s most advanced offshore wind farms, in support of government net zero ambitions. In the UK, the company is constructing the 1.4 GW Sofia and 857 MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farms. RWE is also progressing four extension projects in the UK, with a combined potential installed capacity of around 2.6 GW (RWE’s pro rata share: 1.3 GW.)

Furthermore, the company bid for two new adjacent offshore sites on Dogger Bank, with a potential total installed capacity of 3 GW, in the Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Round 4 leasing auction.

RWE with its partners, is also undertaking work through three floating demonstration projects, in the US, Spain and Norway

Tom Glover, RWE UK Country Chair, said: “The ScotWind process is a critical step for Scottish Government delivering its ambitious target of 11 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. As a long standing partner and investor in the Scottish renewables industry, RWE is pleased to be able to support this through our participation. Our company is a highly experienced, innovative and globally-recognised player in the offshore wind sector, and anticipates that success in ScotWind would unlock significant opportunities to re-energise the local supply chain, while helping create important, high quality, long term employment. We look forward to continuing as a trusted partner to Scotland in the delivery of its offshore ambitions.”