Commenting on the awarding of the latest ScotWind leasing round, Dr. Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:
“The ScotWind leasing programme is set to be a game-changer for Scotland’s businesses and today marks an important step in supporting Scotland’s renewable energy and net-zero ambitions.
“ScotWind has the potential to bring in billions of pounds of investment into the Scottish economy, providing a springboard for recovery from the economic damage of the pandemic, whilst supporting a Just Transmission.
“As well as significant investment, there will be an unrivalled opportunity to create thousands of new skilled green jobs and to train, retrain and upskill employees from other sectors to support the offshore renewables industry.
“The beneficial impact of ScotWind projects will be felt right across Scotland’s business community, through increased investment opportunities, improved and strengthened supply chains, and giving our energy mix greater resilience.
“The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network looks forward to working with the sector to support their ambitions and ensure Scotland’s businesses, people and economy can all equally benefit from this unique opportunity.”