Supermajors BP and Total have joined established players from the power sector as winners in the UK’s first leasing round for wind at sea in a decade.


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Seabed landlord the Crown Estate on Monday named preferred bidders for six project leases representing almost 8 gigawatts of capacity for wind farms designed to help propel the UK to its target of 40GW of offshore wind in place by 2030, four times the current total.