Seagreen offshore wind farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Total, has welcomed the decision by Angus Council to approve two applications relating to the project’s cable route.
The largest offshore wind farm in Scotland, Seagreen, received great news, as Angus Council accepted two cable route applications for the project.
The decisions will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing.
“We are delighted to receive the news from Angus Council and would like to thank them for their continued support and patience with us as we work to deliver Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy.”Lis Royle, Seagreen’s lead consent manager.
Works are expected to begin this summer.
The electricity produced by the 114-Seagreen turbines over 27 kilometers off the Angus coast will be transmitted to a landfall point at Carnoustie via subsea cables. Once ashore the electricity is transmitted from Carnoustie via 19 kilometers underground cables to Tealing’s dedicated substation.
“Normally this would mark the beginning of drop-in events in local halls around the Angus area to share information on our plans and provide an opportunity for local residents to come and speak to us and ask any questions, however, this is currently not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We are committed to ensuring everyone who is interested has the opportunity to speak with us even though we can’t meet face-to-face.
“We will start our engagement soon through a number of channels including mail-drops, newspapers, web information and telephone calls instead. We would encourage anyone with an interest or questions about the route to get in touch with us via the Seagreen website so we can ensure we keep you up-to-date as our plans move forward.”Lis Royle, Seagreen’s lead consent manager.