Sectoral marine plan - offshore wind for innovation and targeted oil and gas decarbonisation: initial plan framework

The Initial Plan Framework (IPF) outlines the process for development of the Sectoral Marine Plan for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) Decarbonisation. The IPF also sets out the areas that will be used for future seabed leasing.






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7. In the context of INTOG Leasing Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation projects must be located within the sites referenced above. This does not exclude the potential for decarbonisation projects through other leasing processes, for example ScotWind Leasing.


9. 1900km2 and 167km2 are derived from a series of assumptions used to account for potential attrition (both at the plan-scale and within individual projects), the requirement for additional space/areas to refine specific project details (i.e. spatial planning, micro-siting, etc.), and the difference between minimum density requirements for Options Agreement and density assumptions employed at the plan-level assessment stage.

10. The INTOG Sectoral Marine Plan has been designed around an intended target of 4GW generating capacity to help decarbonise the oil and gas infrastructure. Using previous industry benchmarking, a 30% rate of attrition during development, 5.7GW is applied as a cap to the amount of seabed available under the CES Option Agreement to ensure development potential is proportionate for INTOG objectives.




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