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Ossian Floating Offshore Wind Farm partners submit array scoping report

17 Mar 2023

The partners behind the proposed Ossian Floating Offshore Wind Farm (Ossian) have submitted the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report to Marine Scotland.

The scoping report outlines the key technologies that are currently under consideration for the project, which will have a total capacity of up to 3.6 GW.  Ossian is located approximately 80 km southeast of the Aberdeenshire coast and is the largest floating offshore wind project in development worldwide.

The scoping report submission marks the first formal submission in the EIA process and aims to agree the key focus areas that will be considered within the EIA. Marine Scotland have now circulated the Scoping Report and have commenced the formal consultation process. To view the scoping report please click the following link: Scoping - Ossian offshore Wind Farm | Marine Scotland Information

"This is a great moment for the project team, along with consultants RPS, who worked together on the scoping submission.

The Ossian Wind Farm partners are looking forward to receiving feedback and continuing to engage with stakeholders to undertake a robust and proportionate Environmental Impact Assessment for the array area."

Holly Cartwright Development Lead for Ossian

About Ossian Wind Farm Limited

The SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP consortium has unrivalled local and global experience as well as unparalleled technical and environmental expertise, making it uniquely placed to deliver new offshore wind in Scottish waters.

SSE Renewables already has an impressive track record in Scotland, including the country’s largest offshore wind portfolio and is building more offshore wind energy in the world right now than any other company. It includes the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, approx. 27km from the coast of Angus in the North Sea, which will be Scotland’s largest, and the world’s deepest, fixed-bottom offshore wind farm when complete in 2023.

Marubeni owns stakes in power projects across 21 countries (including Japan) for a total net capacity of about 12GW. For Ossian, Marubeni brings a wealth of sector experience of delivering floating offshore wind, including leading floating offshore wind demonstration projects in Japan with five different floating foundations.

CIP is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. CIP has an international footprint with vast experience of delivering offshore wind across continents. In the UK, CIP’s exclusive development advisor, Copenhagen Offshore Partners, is developing the 100MW Pentland Floating Offshore Windfarm.

These capabilities and commitments, coupled with a combined worldwide development portfolio of more than 27GW, demonstrate the SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP partnership’s extensive and successful track record of delivery in offshore wind, both locally and globally.