- Energy, Minerals & Infrastructure
5% Offshore wind now meets around 5% of the annual UK electricity requirements and this is expected to grow to grow to 10% by 2020
5.1 GW The UK now has 30 offshore wind farms generating over 5.1 GW of operational capacity with a further 4.5 GW under construction
Research in the marine environment plays a central part in our commitment to the marine activities we manage.
A new study into the UK’s long term offshore wind resource has revealed that its inter-annual variability is significantly lower than previously understood. The report, undertaken by DNV GL on behalf of The Crown Estate, paves the way for improved project projections which can help bring down the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE).
The full report is available here
Wave and tidal
We also play a central role in facilitating the development of wave and tidal energy.
Pre-planning includes survey work, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement, plus possibly zone appraisal and planning.
The planning stage of a project is the time between submission of an application for development consent, and the granting of these consents.
The consented phase of a project commences when a company is awarded all necessary consents to build the wind farm and ends when construction commences.
Construction of an offshore wind farm is the phase from the start of works until final commissioning, when turbines are brought into their working power-generating mode.