More than 2.8GW of new UK renewable power capacity could be delivered through proposed offshore wind farm extensions, after The Crown Estate yesterday agreed to take forward seven projects to the planning rights stage. The seabed landlord confirmed it has completed the required nature and habitats impact assessments for the latest wave of offshore wind farm extension bids, and following consultation with independent advisors, conservation groups, and marine planning authorities has decided to progress 2.85GW of new power capacity to the next stage of development. he seven successful wind farm extension projects – Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon, Greater Gabbard, Galloper, Rampion, Gwynt y Môr, and Thanet – will now undergo specific environmental assessments and surveys before formally seeking planning consent, The Crown Estate said.
Business Green 29th Aug 2019 read more »
Bosses of an offshore wind project which will have its HQ in Fraserburgh have revealed construction will create up to 2,000 jobs in the area. Moray East Offshore Windfarm will also create around 100 permanent jobs in the town for maintenance and operation once it is up and running. The aim of the project is to have 100 of the largest wind turbines in production working offshore in the Moray Firth. It is hoped the 950MW renewable power produced would almost cover 50% of Scottish electricity consumption.
Energy Voice 30th Aug 2019 read more »