Environmental Impact Assessment Set To Begin On 905 MW Offshore Wind Project

Posted by NAW Staff on October 20, 2011 No Comments
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Renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power says it will provide an environmental impact assessment (EIA) coordination on the proposed 905 MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm, which is being developed by global energy utility Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (Repsol).

In addition to being awarded the initial contract, Natural Power has also won a tender to serve as a marine mammal adviser to the project team and to provide the marine mammal EIA.

The Inch Cape project, set to be part of the suite of wind farms proposed within the Firths of Forth and Tay, is located 15 km to 22 km to the east of the Angus coastline in the outer Firth of Tay region in Scottish Waters. The project is expected to consist of 180 wind turbines covering an area of approximately 150 square kilometers.

Natural Power's Planning & Development Services team will provide EIA coordination and consent management services, and the Ecology & Hydrology team will coordinate consultation around the marine mammal EIA process and produce this section of the environmental statement, all on behalf of project developer Repsol.

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