Saturday, September 24 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Sep 19
Week of Sep 12
Week of Sep 05
Week of Aug 29
Week of Aug 22
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    New Moray Firth wind farm plans


    August 17, 2022 - Forres Gazette

     

      A new offshore wind farm is to be built in the Moray Firth.

      Offshore wind energy developers Ocean Winds is planning to maximise the full opportunity of its Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm – a 429km2 site won as part of the ScotWind leasing round – targeting a capacity of 2GW.

      Caledonia extends Ocean Wind’s presence in the Moray Firth, building on experience and data captured during the construction, and operation of Moray East and Moray West developments. In the case of the latter scheme, Buckie Harbour is set to serve as the operations and Maintenance base, supporting an estimated 60 jobs.

      COO for Ocean Winds, Grzegorz Gorski said: "Caledonia will consolidate Ocean Winds’ long-term commitment to the Moray Firth region and its vital new role as the nation’s secure and clean electricity supply. We will deliver another wind farm in Scotland before the end of the decade."

      Mark Baxter, Project Director for Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm, commented: "The water is shallow enough to support fixed-foundations, the distance from shore is short enough to support AC instead of DC transmission, yet the wind resource is great enough to deliver high output and therefore low cost power.

      "Caledonia lies in the 'Goldilocks Zone’ for offshore wind and will create valuable opportunities to boost local supply chains."

      The supply chain commitments made by Caledonia Offshore Windfarm will be reflective of the planned 2GW target capacity. Caledonia Offshore Windfarm will formally launch consultation on the project with the publication of its Offshore Scoping Report in the third quarter of this year.

      A leading consultancy has been appointed to deliver the report, which will outline the wind farm development and the studies, and undertake the research and consultation for its Environmental Impact Assessment, a vital part of the planning application.

      Mr Baxter continued: "The scoping report will enable the envelope of the project to be considered by the communities, organisations and individuals who are our neighbours in the Moray Firth.

      "We look forward to discussing our proposals at the consultation events when we publish the report which is being drafted this summer."

      The project team is targeting a consent submission in 2024.

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.