Winning partners BP and EnBW hailed their ScotWind offshore wind development zone as “the most favourable site” of the giant seabed leasing round with the potential to get a project consented and moving – but warned that the whole sector faces looming supply chain pressures as ever more capacity fights to get built in Europe’s seas.

The UK-based oil & gas supermajor and German power utility reprised in ScotWind their 3GW success in last year’s Round 4 process in England and Wales, securing an option to lease a site off eastern Scotland for development of a 2.9GW