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Wave and tidal

Scotland has some of the best tidal and wave power resources in the world. Crown Estate Scotland is helping to develop the industry, working closely with companies, government and communities.

This includes

  • Bringing new development opportunities to market by leasing areas of the seabed and managing the associated seabed rights
  • Funding research and technical studies to support sector growth (e.g. ORJIP Ocean Energy)

Our predecessor organisation The Crown Estate invested directly in ground-breaking projects such as the MeyGen tidal power development in the Pentland Firth, the first commercial scale tidal stream array in the world. This £10 million investment is now part of the Crown Estate Scotland portfolio.

Find out more about the MeyGen tidal power development and our involvement here

Current leasing opportunities

In Scotland we have world class test and demonstration facilities which enable technology developers to install single or multiple machines in a variety of site conditions. To complement these, we offer the opportunity to access seabed for wave and tidal current projects of up to 30 MW. Applications can be made at any time until further notice.

General queries about this process as well as requests for application packs should be sent to 

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