Crown Estate Scotland issued an updated statement on supply chain measures for the Scotwind Leasing process on 27 January, which is set to launch in spring 2020. It will be the first offshore wind leasing round in Scottish waters for a decade. Crown Estate Scotland will require ScotWind Leasing applicants to submit a Supply Chain Development Statement, outlining the anticipated level and location of supply chain impact from their proposed project, broken down by project stage.
The Statement will form part of the initial application for seabed rights and will be shared with public sector partners. It will require information on the geographical location of supply chain activity and will be for the applicant to determine the level and type of activity proposed in any particular region.
Crown Estate Scotland is currently considering what the potential consequences will be for non-compliance with the terms laid out in an applicant’s Statement and will publish a document that sets out further detail on the Supply Chain Development Statement in due course.