MORL’s proposed sites, to be named after Scottish engineers – Stevenson, MacColl and Telford, are within the Eastern Development area of Zone 1 of the Crown Estate’s third round offshore wind leasing program.

The three sites, which are expected to supply enough power for around 750,000 homes, will have a combined capacity between 1,000MW and 1,140MW.

The Eastern Development area is the first phase of a two-phase development plan for the zone, which together with the Western Development area will deliver around 1,500MW of capacity.

MORL is owned 25% by SeaEnergy Renewables and 75% by EDP Renewables.