02 May 2018
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Data handling support for Marine Data Exchange - 17 September 2018
The Crown Estate has launched an invitation to tender for the role of data handling support in the management of the Marine Data Exchange (MDE) for a period of three years with effect from 1st April 2019.
The MDE is a data management system developed by The Crown Estate in 2013 to store, manage and disseminate offshore survey data collected by our customers throughout the lifetime of a project. By making valuable data freely available, we hope to promote collaboration within the sector, reduce survey costs and ultimately de-risk investment offshore.
A set of consistent standards and requirements ensure that the data held within the MDE is maintained to a high standard with enhance discoverability of data. To supplement our in-house resources The Crown Estate wish to appoint a company to support our team with the data handling tasks critical to the effective running of the Marine Data Exchange.
The requirement is for a company with a small team of professionals familiar with marine data management standards and offshore survey data, to provide data support according to agreed standards, methodologies and deadlines.
The deadline for initial bid submissions is COB Friday 19th October 2018. Bidders may be invited to attend an interview between 12th and 30th November. There will also be an opportunity to get an introductory demonstration of the MDE at The Crown Estate between 24th and 28th September.
To register your interest and to request all the relevant tendering documentation and instructions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre - 13 August 2018
The Crown Estate intends to extend the Isle of Wight’s option for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre project off the south coast of the Isle of Wight.
The extension will extend the date under the Isle of Wight’s agreement for lease, by which they may call for a lease of the site, from 15/11/2018 to 19/04/2021.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to option extension, please contact us at the address below no later than 22nd October 2018.
Senior Asset Manager
The Crown Estate
1 St James’s Market
London SW1Y 4AH
Expressions of interest in the Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender - 2 May 2018
The Crown Estate is reopening the opportunity for interested parties to express an interest (“EoI”) in the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round.
The tender process will seek bids from operators for rights to prospect the seabed in all regions of The Crown Estate mineral ownership and to obtain an option for a “Production Agreement” to extract marine aggregate.
Registration is via The Crown Estate eTendering Portal, (https://etendering.thecrownestate.co.uk/web/login.shtml) AND by emailing MarineMinerals@thecrownestate.co.uk.
This opportunity is open until noon on Friday 8th June 2018.
If you require further information in relation to the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round or if you have any queries in relation to The Crown Estate’s marine aggregate activities please email
Application to extend Thanet Offshore Wind Farm - 11th August 2017
The Crown Estate issued a notice on 7th February 2017 setting out the proposed application criteria for offshore wind project extensions. A copy of that notice can be found below.
The Crown Estate intends to amend the proposed application criteria relating to who may apply for a project extension. It is now proposed that any applicant must be:
- the tenant of the wind farm which is proposed to be extended; or
- a holding company or parent of the tenant of the wind farm which is proposed to be extended; or
- a subsidiary of a holding company or parent of the tenant of the wind farm which is proposed to be extended; or
- an entity at least 50% owned by one of the above.
If it is not the tenant of the wind farm which is proposed to be extended, the applicant must provide at the time of its application written communication from the tenant of the wind farm which is proposed to be extended that it does not object to the proposed extension.
The other proposed application criteria remain as follows:
- The wind farm which is proposed to be extended must be constructed and fully operational at the date of the application.
- The capacity in megawatts of the proposed extension must not exceed that of the existing wind farm.
- The proposed extension must share a boundary with the existing wind farm.
- Other than the existing wind farm, the proposed extension must not encroach within a radius of 5km of any other wind farm unless the tenant of any such wind farm confirms its agreement in writing to The Crown Estate.
Applications satisfying the application criteria will then be assessed against project evaluation criteria which are available upon request.
If you would like any further information, please contact Will Apps, Head of Energy Development, by no later than 30th October 2017.
Application to extend Thanet Offshore Wind Farm - 7th February 2017
The Crown Estate has received a request from Vattenfall Wind Power Limited to extend its Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.
The Crown Estate proposes to consider any formal applications for wind farm extensions against the following criteria:
i. The wind farm to be extended must be constructed and fully operational at the date of the formal application.
ii. The capacity in megawatts of the extension must not exceed that of the existing wind farm.
iii. The site of the extension must share a boundary with the site of the existing wind farm.
iv. The application must be from the tenant of the existing wind farm.
v. Other than the site of the existing wind farm, the site of the extension must not encroach within a radius of 5km of the site of any other wind farm unless the tenant of any such wind farm confirms its agreement in writing to The Crown Estate.
Any application meeting such criteria will then be assessed against project evaluation criteria which are available upon request.
If The Crown Estate grants rights to extend, the agreement for lease may be entered into by the tenant of the existing wind farm, a shareholder of that tenant or an entity which is at least 50% owned by a shareholder of the tenant of the existing wind farm.
The Crown Estate will issue a further notice following the conclusion of its assessment of any formal application received from Vattenfall Wind Power Limited.
If you would like any further information, please contact Will Apps, Portfolio Manager, by no later than 8th May 2017.Back to Media & Insights