Global engineering and consultancy firm, Arup, has been appointed by Crown Estate Scotland as specialist reviewers for ScotWind Leasing - the first offshore wind leasing round in Scotland for a decade.
Arup will work together with Crown Estate Scotland to finalise the approach to evaluating applications from developers. Its expertise will be applied to advise on the process by which developer applications are assessed and option agreements allocated to successful bidders. In addition, Arup will be part of the team of reviewers which will evaluate individual applications together with Crown Estate Scotland.
The offshore wind leasing round is the first to be launched by Crown Estate Scotland and will seek to attract investment to Scotland to help reduce national carbon emissions and enable wider socio-economic benefits for communities. The leasing round will aim to provide a significant contribution to Scotland's efforts in achieving its 2045 net-zero emissions target.