Seagreen S36C application
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited (SWEL) has made a formal application to vary the existing Seagreen Alpha and Bravo section 36 consents under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). SWEL has also requested that the associated marine licences are varied at the same time under section 72 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and section 30 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
SWEL is principally proposing to vary the existing consents to allow for changes to parameters of the consented but not constructed 36 wind turbine generators associated with the Seagreen Project. Varied parameters include an increase in rotor diameter, blade chord width, maximum and minimum tip height and hub height. No changes to piling parameters are included in the proposed variation. SWEL are also proposing to vary the existing consents to allow for an increase in steel seabed deposits.
The formal public notice below provides the consultation period and details the process for making representations to the consent authority regarding the proposed application.
Supporting documents are also available to download below.
More information about the Seagreen1A development can be found here.
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
Notice is hereby given that Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, registered under company registration 06873902 at No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3JH has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 10 October 2014 to construct and operate offshore generating station known as the Seagreen Project (comprising Seagreen Alpha Offshore Wind Farm, Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farm and the Offshore Transmission Asset to Carnoustie).
The application made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to increase the size of 36 of the consented wind turbine generators (“WTGs”) and increase the weight of the seabed steel deposits associated with the offshore substation platforms. No other amendments to physical parameters of the WTGs or associated infrastructure are being sought through this amendment.
The variation application and supporting information is available for review on the following websites:
Any representations should be made in writing by email to MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 7 July 2022 although the Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those making representation. Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers shall cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following receipt of all views and representations, the Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in one of two ways:
● Consent to the variation application, with or without conditions attached; or
● Reject the variation application.
If consent is granted for the variation application, the Scottish Ministers will consider exercising their discretion to vary the marine licences in respect of the wind farm and the offshore transmission asset granted on 10 October 2014, as subsequently varied on 12 December 2019 (licence numbers 04676/19/0, 04677/19/0 and 04678/19/0). The variations would revise the size of 36 of the consented wind turbine generators and the weight of the seabed steel deposits associated with the offshore substation platforms The Scottish Ministers would consider the variation of the marine licences in terms of sub-section 72(3)(d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 to ensure that the marine licences and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the potential marine licence variations should be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) in the same manner as described as above relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe.
Fair Processing Notice
MS-LOT determine applications for marine licences under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under the Electricity Act 1989. During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MS-LOT. The representation may contain personal information, for example a name or address. This representation will only be used for the purpose of determining an application and will be stored securely in the Scottish Government’s official corporate record. Representations will be shared with the applicant and/or agent acting on behalf of the applicant, any people or organisations that we consult in relation to the application, the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI and, where necessary, be published online, however personal information will be removed before sharing or publishing.
A full privacy notice can be found at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/PrivacyNotice. If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MS-LOT at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marine Scotland - Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.