Aker Offshore Wind leaves Scottish licensing round empty-handed

Aker Offshore Wind failed to win even a single license in the Scottish licensing round Monday. Meanwhile, Sydbank analyst had expected more of Ørsted.

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There has been fierce competition for licenses in connection with the Scottish offshore wind tender ScotWind. For Norwegian offshore companies, it was mixed bag, especially because both Aker Offshore Wind and Equinor had to leave the auction empty-handed, while Norwegian compatriots Magnora, BW Ideol and Bonheur all grabbed some of the Scottish licenses.

"We take note of the announcement of the ScotWind licenses, and although we're disappointed that we didn't succeed with our bids, we're determined to continue our efforts in developing floating offshore wind in the UK going forward," says Head of Communications at Aker Ivar Simensen to E24.

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