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Uk offshore wind programmes addressing the barriers brussels

UK Offshore Wind Programmesaddressing the barriersBrussels

14th March 2011

Dermot Grimson

Head of External Relations,

Policy & Planning


The crown estate
The Crown Estate

Is a landowner

Is not a regulator

Is a public body – The Crown Estate Act 1961

Is not part of Government – but works closely with Government, statutory bodies etc.

Annual surplus is passed to the UK Government

Marine

Estate

Urban

Estate

Rural

Estate


Energy in the marine estate
Energy in the Marine Estate

CO2 Storage

Gas Storage

Wave and Tidal

Offshore Wind


  • The MaRS programme commenced early in 2008 and now has more than 450 layers of data.

  • Supporting the identification of potential areas for offshore wind and other marine activities

  • Identifying data constraints and weightings

  • Building understanding of marine policy and sustainability

  • Links the Crown Estate’s marine spatial planning and marine business strategy

  • Building financial and risk modeling capability


Uk offshore wind programmes
UK Offshore Wind Programmes

Rounds 1&2

  • 1.3 GW operational

  • 7.6 GW in development

  • 1.5 GW extensions

    Scottish Territorial Waters

  • 5.3GW in pre-development

    Round 3

  • 32GW in development

    Total: 47.7GW

    R3 focus is

  • Renewable energy targets

  • Jobs

     Scale and programme




Extensions and demonstration sites
Extensions and Demonstration Sites

The objective is to provide a bridge for the supply chain from Round 2 through to Round 3 and ensure that technology development can be accelerated:

  • Three operators selected to extend four sites, creating an additional 1.5 GW.

  • Two projects offered increased capacity within current site areas for a total of 340 MW.

  • Four sites with a total of 35 test pads

    awarded to developers


Strategic challenges to programme delivery
Strategic Challenges to Programme Delivery

  • Planning & Consents

  • Health & Safety

  • New Planning Act, revisit IPC and NPS’s, untested new processes and teams, funding aviation solutions, MCZ uncertainty

  • Rapid sector growth, further from shore

  • Supply Chain & Skills

Levelised Cost of Energy

  • Competing markets, capacity, early investor confidence, delivering infrastructure investment and OEMs, leadership on skills

  • Grid & Technology

  • Coordinated offshore devt, OFTO regime, charging, technical standardisation, risk and perception

Project Economics & Financing

  • Consented projects reaching investment hurdle rates, access to construction finance, facilitating refinancing when operational


Turbine Installation Vessels

Van Ord

Swire Blue Ocean

MPI: Discovery

FOW: Bold Tern (X2)

RWE: 2 vessels

Beluga Hochtief

MPI: Adventure

Seajacks: Zaratan

A2SEA: Sea Installer


Ports and Harbours

£130M Support

Humber

Bremerhaven: Then

Belfast

?

Bremerhaven: Now



Offshore wind investors global attractiveness index
Offshore wind investors: global attractiveness index

Source: Ernst and Young Country Attractiveness index 2008 - 2010


European context
European Context

Average percentage contribution to offshore wind capacity based on 2010 EWEA and WWEA projections


Supporting Information

http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/our_portfolio/marine/offshore_wind_energy/supply-chain.htm


Thank you

Photo Courtesy Vattenfall


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