With more than 2.5GW of consented projects now situated in the Forth and Tay estuaries, the cluster is preparing to support every aspect of the next generation of wind farms. The Forth and Tay area is home to a number of offshore wind projects.
A joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm is Scotland's largest, located around 27km from the coast of Angus in the North Sea.
Neart na Gaoithe (NnG)
The Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm will be located 15.5 km off the Fife coast and covers an area of approximately 105 km2. EDF Renewables UK acquired the project in May 2018 as part of a competitive bidding process.
The proposed Inch Cape offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea around 15 km off the Angus coastline and will connect to the grid at the former Cockenzie Coal Power station site in East Lothian via dual 85km export cables.