Offshore wind energy in Scotland
Scotland is well placed to become the centre of Europe’s renewable power industry.
Scotland's offshore wind potential
Our wind energy potential is huge, with Scotland having over 25 percent of Europe’s wind resource and the capacity to produce huge amounts of sustainable, clean energy.
A generating capacity of 10 GW is currently planned for Scottish waters. The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Demonstrator project has deployed the world’s largest offshore turbine in the deepest water, some 23 kilometres offshore.
Read about our Moray Firth and West Coast renewable energy clusters.
From Clyde shipbuilding to the North Sea oil and gas industry, innovation and invention are in our blood.
A skilled workforce, a renowned academic sector and a well developed energy infrastructure are already in place, as is a wide range of support.
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The story so far
Some of the biggest names in offshore wind are already operating in Scotland:
- Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe
- Scottish Power
- Scottish and Southern Energy
Read about these companies and their current Scottish operations