Scottish companies are expected to benefit from a new agreement aiming to increase the number of offshore wind contracts in Scotland, the Scottish Government revealed on 16 January.
The agreement between the Scottish Government and Crown Estate Scotland, which was reached following a summit in Edinburgh, will require developers to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases.
Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The measures agreed with Crown Estate Scotland will help to release more of those economic benefits for the Scottish economy and ensure that the Scottish-based supply chain is considered when tendering for work or making long-term conditions.”
Colin Palmer, Director of Marine for Crown Estate Scotland, said: “Scotland has unique potential when it comes to offshore wind and we’re committed to doing all we can to unlock that opportunity. ScotWind Leasing will present Scotland as an attractive destination for the significant investment needed to deliver the scale of offshore wind projects we want to see.”