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Winds of change blow over Leith

[ November 8, 2021   //   ]

Forth Ports outlined its plans to create Scotland’s largest renewable energy hub in Leith, Edinburgh, to Baden Württemberg Minister for the Environment, Thekla Walker, on a visit to the port on 8 November.

The Minister joined BP and EnBW, who previously announced a joint bid for a 2.9GW offshore wind lease in the North Sea as part of the ScotWind leasing round. The bid will not only develop offshore wind but help fuel Scotland’s wider energy transition, prompted an initial financial contribution towards the new renewable energy hub at Leith, with the commitment of more to come should the bp/ENBW bid be successful.

The £40 million renewable energy hub will see the construction of a floating wind enabled berth which will have in excess of 50 acres of logistics laydown space and a further 35 acres of quayside linked space dedicated to building green manufacturing bases and local content.