European offshore wind developers Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind (AOW) have set the seal on a partnership to build floating wind projects off Scotland, starting with the highly anticipated ScotWind leasing round about to open to bids.

The companies, which currently have projects being jointly progressed in the US Pacific and off South Korea, said they would have the “size, experience and dependability” to bring floating wind technology into the country’s waters – where two pilot arrays, Hywind