Tender Round 7

Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Tender Round Seven (TR7) is expected to start in late-November 2020. TR7 will enable bidders to compete to own the transmission assets of two offshore wind farm projects: Moray East and Triton Knoll.

Moray East

  • 900MW capacity
  • Jointly owned by Diamond Green Limited (33.4%), Moray Offshore Renewable Power Limited (33.3%), Delphis Holdings Limited (23.3%) and China Three Gorges Limited (10%)
  • Located approximately 22km off the Caithness coastline in Northern Scotland

Triton Knoll

  • 857MW capacity
  • Jointly owned by RWE Renewables (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai (16%)
  • Located within the Greater Wash, approximately 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles from the coast of north Norfolk

Together, we expect the OFTO transmission assets in TR7 to be worth in excess of £1.3 billion.

TR7 information event

On Friday 20 November 2020, Ofgem held an online information event related to TR7 where project developers were able to highlight the investment opportunity presented by each qualified project. To find out more about what was discussed, please view the Ofgem presentations.

We requested permission from those attending this online event to share their contact details. Please click through to view our list of TR7 information event attendees.

Bilateral meetings: If, following the event, interested parties have further questions on TR7 for Ofgem and their financial advisers, Smith Square Partners in consortium with Centrus and CEPA, please request suggested dates and times to tendercoordinator@ofgem.gov.uk and we will seek to arrange an appropriate time. 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 21st Apr 2021
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
See the notification of the Shortlist of Bidders invited to Tender for the TR7 projects.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2020
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
This document sets out the generic Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Licence and guidance for TR7.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2020
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out the Tender Process Guidance, which bidders must follow in order to participate in TR7.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2020
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
his document sets out the next steps for bidders who wish to participate in the TR7 EPQ Stage.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2020
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This generic Preliminary Information Memorandum outlines an opportunity for investors to acquire electricity transmission assets under the regulatory regime.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2020
  • Guidance
  • 3 Associated documents
This Enhanced Pre-Qualification Documents sets out the requirements bidders need to demonstrate in order to be invited to participate in the Invitation to Tender Stage for TR7.

  • Published: 24th Nov 2020
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
List of attendees to the Tender Round 7 information event, Friday 20 November 2020

  • Published: 20th Nov 2020
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 4 Associated documents
See the presentations from our tender round seven information event.