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ScottishPower Renewables is transforming East Anglia into a world leader in offshore wind energy. Find out more about our ambitions to develop four projects across the zone we were awarded as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 3 process.

Below you will find a summary of all the latest updates to our East Anglia projects: East Anglia ONE, East Anglia ONE NORTH, East Anglia TWO and East Anglia THREE. You can also view the latest updates on public information days, construction, and notices to mariners.


05/07/2024 |

MachairWind introduces offshore windfarm project to Mull and...

Local people on the islands of Mull and Iona got the chance to meet ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm team for the first time recently to find out more about the planned project, which will be developed in the waters north-west of Islay and west of Colonsay.

27/06/2024 | East Anglia News|east anglia|East Anglia THREE

Transformational moment for ScottishPower’s East Anglia THRE...

The first of four electricity transformers that will convert the clean green energy from the second biggest offshore windfarm in the world for transmission to more than one million homes has made its way to its new home in Suffolk.

19/06/2024 | East Anglia News|News|Press releases

Q&A with Rachel Beedie

When people think of offshore wind turbines, the blades tend to be the interesting part. But for engineer Rachel Beedie, the gigantic steel structures sunk into the seabed that hold up turbines as tall as London’s The Shard are the most fascinating.

13/06/2024 | east anglia|East Anglia News|East Anglia THREE|Project updates and notices

The East Anglia THREE Public Rights of Way diversions

Work on the East Anglia THREE onshore cable route continues this summer.

10/06/2024 |

Whitelee Community Day a Great Success

More than four thousand visitors flocked to our Whitelee Community Day for an action-packed event at the UK’s largest onshore windfarm.

06/06/2024 | East Anglia News|East Anglia THREE|Project updates and notices

The East Anglia THREE transformer deliveries

The East Anglia THREE converter station will be taking delivery of the transformers this summer. Once the windfarm is operational, the transformers will connect the green electricity generated offshore to the National Grid.

04/06/2024 |

Run the Blades is back!

Run the Blades is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Held exclusively within ScottishPower Renewables’ Whitelee windfarm, just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Glasgow, it has grown to become one of the largest trail running events in the UK.

22/05/2024 |

International Biodiversity Day

This International Biodiversity Day, our Ecologists Glenn Norris and John Allsopp took a few minutes out of their typical monitoring work to look for some unusual species that can be spotted on some of our windfarms:

30/04/2024 |

Transformational ScottishPower project could turn the tide f...

ScottishPower Renewables’ first fixed-bottom foundation offshore windfarm in Scottish waters could bring jobs and an economic boost and create positive and lasting benefits for rural and coastal communities, according to a new independent report.

30/04/2024 | East Anglia News|East Anglia THREE

East Anglia THREE offshore converter station takes to water ...

The offshore converter station for ScottishPower Renewables’ biggest-ever windfarm - East Anglia THREE - has taken to the water for the first time as it heads to Norway to complete construction.

MachairWind Offshore Development

Generating 100% green energy

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is excited to be developing the MachairWind project located Northwest of Islay and West of Colonsay. Machair is a Scottish Gaelic word meaning ‘fertile low-lying grassy plain’. MachairWind is our first offshore windfarm of its kind in Scottish waters, with a generating capacity of 2 Gigawatts - enough clean, green electricity to power the equivalent of up to 2 million homes across the UK.

Find out more out the MachairWind Project below

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Read more about our project milestones and upcoming events.

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We are committed to working in partnership with stakeholders, communities, businesses. Click here to find out about opportunities close to you.

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Supply Chain

SPR is committed to enhancing Scottish infrastructure and facilities and investing in local businesses. Click here to read more about how your business could get involved, and to better understand and our skills and educations programmes.

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We pride ourselves on being a responsible neighbour to all and approach all our renewable projects in a sensitive way, taking account of the local environment and ecology. Click here to learn more about what we are doing to protect and enhance our project environment.

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Read our advance notifications of offshore survey works associated with vessels in the windfarm area and proposed cable corridor, including notices to mariners.

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Meet Our Team

As MachairWind progresses, you will have many opportunities to meet the project team. Find out more about those helping to develop this project.



MachairWind Location

Crown Estate Scotland has awarded SPR the rights to develop an offshore wind farm within an area of seabed that is located north-west of Islay and west of Colonsay.
The Option Area which SPR has been granted the rights to develop is large, but in forthcoming years we will carry out surveys across this area that will enable us to identify the most suitable location for the final MachairWind wind farm array within that bigger Option Area.

The windfarm itself will only cover a part of this area and its exact location will be informed by survey works that will be conducted over the coming months and years.


ScottishPower Renewables is excited to be developing the MachairWind project off the coast of Argyll – our first offshore windfarm of its kind in Scottish waters. Crown Estate Scotland has awarded SPR the rights to develop an offshore wind farm within an area of seabed that is located north-west of Islay and west of Colonsay.

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