Public Exhibitions in February - Offshore consenting
In the time since the original consent application in 2012, on which the 2014 decision was based, there has been considerable development in offshore wind farm design, driven largely by increases in wind turbine size and generation capacity and by developments in foundation design.
Seagreen is therefore considering its options to progress the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farms with potential modifications to the consents to incorporate these design developments and parameters of the larger wind turbines.
This could enable Seagreen to achieve the wind farm generating capacity using a reduced number of wind turbines. As already consented the wind farms are located a minimum of 27km from the Angus coastline, this will not change.
In order to progress modification to the consents, Seagreen have appointed NIRAS as our EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Coordinator for the necessary offshore environmental works. The EIA works are underway and we are pleased at the work that has been undertaken to date by the new team. EIA completion and submission to Marine Scotland is programmed for May 2018.
In April 2017 we submitted a Scoping Report which outlined the proposed revisions to our consent in relation to substructure design and wind turbine parameters. As part of the required consultation process we are now able to confirm our plans for Public Exhibitions.
The purpose of these events is to allow local residents and interested parties the opportunity to view details of the proposed modifications to the offshore works and provide feedback on our plans before submissions to Marine Scotland. We hope as many people as possible will come along, meet with the team and learn more about our proposals. For those unable to attend copies of all the exhibition material will be available on the project website following the exhibitions. Details of the exhibitions are as follows:-
Monday 26th February 2018 – 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Arbroath Community Centre, 40 Marketgate, Arbroath, DD11 1AT
Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Montrose Town Hall, Melville Gardens, Montrose, DD10 8HG
Wednesday 28 February 2018 – 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Carnoustie Leisure Centre, Links Parade, Carnoustie, DD7 7JB