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LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Crown Estate, in charge of Britain’s coastal seabed, on Friday announced winners for the Round 3 tender for some of the world’s biggest offshore wind projects, which together could add at least 25 gigawatts (GW) of power generation capacity by 2020.
“This new round of licences provides a substantial new platform for investing in UK industrial capacity,” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a statement.
“The offshore wind industry is at the heart of the UK economy’s shift to low carbon and could be worth 75 billion pounds ($119.6 billion) and support up to 70,000 jobs by 2020.”
Below is a list of Round 3 wind farm projects winders as Britain tries to source a third of its power from renewable sources in its fight to cut its carbon emissions. The awards come in addition to rounds one and two, which should deliver around 8 GW.
Location Winners Capacity
Moray Firth Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd 1.3 GW
(EDP Renewables (EDPR.LS) 75 pct, 25 pct SeaEnergy SEAE.L)
Firth of Forth SeaGreen Wind Energy Ltd 3.5 GW
(SSE Renewables (SSE.L) and Fluor (FLR.N))
Dogger Bank Forewind Consortium (equal shares SSE, RWE Npower (RWEG.DE) 9.0 GW
Statoil STL.OL Statkraft STATK.UL)
Hornsea Siemens (SIEGn.DE) / Mainstream Renewable Power 4.0 GW
(Joint-owned consortium, project involves Hochtief (HOTG.DE))
Norfolk East Anglia Offshore Wind Ltd 7.2 GW
(Equally owned by ScottishPower (IBE.MC), Vattenfall VATN.UL)
Hastings E.ON Climate and Renewables UK (EONGn.DE) 0.6 GW
West Isle Eneco New Energy 0.9 GW
Bristol Channel RWE Npower Renewables 1.5 GW
Irish Sea Centrica Renewable Energy (CNA.L) 4.2 GW
(project involves RES Group) (Reporting by Daniel Fineren and Nao Nakanishi)