Offshore Section 36 Consent Variation

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate the Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm granted by the Scottish Ministers to Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited on the 10 October 2014.

The Variation Application seeks to make the following variations:

  • an increase in the maximum rated turbine capacity from 6MW to 7MW (the maximum generating capacity will continue to be limited to 450MW);
  • a change in maximum turbine hub height from 107.5m to 115m above lowest astronomical tide;
  • a change in maximum turbine platform height from 18m to 21m above lowest astronomical tide; and
  • consequential variations to the wind turbine rotation speed and range of speed at blade tip.

 

Marine Scotland will be carrying out formal consultation in relation to the Variation Application.

Copies of these documents are also available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office/opening hours at:

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
5th Floor, 1 Exchange Crescent
Conference Square
Edinburgh
EH3 8UL
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
5th Floor, 191 West George Street
Glasgow
G2 2LB
Dunbar Library
Castellau
Belhaven Road Dunbar
EH42 1DA
St Andrews Library
Church Square St Andrews
KY16 9NN
Carnoustie Library
21 High Street
Carnoustie
DD7 6AN
Scottish Government Library
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

 

Any representations to the Variation Application should be made by email to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team mailbox at [email protected] or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation, not later than 23 September 2015.

S36 Consent Variation – Collision Risk Modelling Calculations Spreadsheets – 64 x 7MW Wind Farm & Bird parameters Band Option 1 (LSX)

S36 Consent Variation – Collision Risk Modelling Calculations Spreadsheets – 64 x 7MW Wind Farm & Bird parameters Option 3 (LSX)

S36 Consent Variation – Covering Letter (PDF)

S36 Consent Variation – Environmental Supporting Information (PDF)

Section 36 Consent (PDF)

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