Orsted, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, plans to accelerate commercial floating wind build in Scotland.

Its bids in the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round demonstrate a significant push into the emerging floating wind market.

The Danish group made two “gigawatt scale” bids with partners BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables and three other solo bids including fixed bottom and floating technologies for a total capacity of 8.5 GW.

“This pipeline of Scottish floating wind projects will reinforce Scotland’s status as a global leader in floating wind,” the company said.