The next Scottish offshore wind leasing round will take place in October, the Crown Estate Scotland has revealed.
Called ScotWind Leasing, the proposals outline a potential timeline that will see the announcement of new projects around 2021.
The plan is specific to the waters around Scotland and accounts for the new draft process for the next batch of giant offshore wind farms.
The wind leasing round was originally set for April, with the Crown Estate Scotland saying they would make a full announcement on a date before the end of July.
The Crown Estate Scotland said it would have a “pre-launch” in July with a full launch “likely” by October.
The deadline for applications is set for early 2020.
John Robertson, senior development manager for Crown Estate Scotland, said: “Scotland has the potential to be a major focus for offshore wind activity in the coming years.
“This can bring with it the development of a world class supply chain and an economic boost for communities across the country, in addition to providing an ideal route to help us further decarbonise our economy and meet our climate change targets.
“We want to provide clarity around our leasing proposals.
“We’ll continue to liaise closely with the industry and others in the coming months, and we’ll confirm the exact launch date in due course.”