Navitus Bay Will Not Challenge U.K. Ruling On Axed Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by NAW Staff on October 19, 2015 No Comments
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Navitus Bay Development Ltd., a joint venture between Eneco Wind UK Ltd. and EDF Energy, has decided not to challenge the U.K.'s recent decision to refuse consent for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind project.

Last month, the U.K.'s Department of Energy & Climate Change rejected the plan to build a 970 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The project was rejected primarily because of aesthetics.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, had been appointed preferred supplier of its V164-8.0 MW wind turbines. However, the decision by Navitus Bay Development Ltd. will not impact the order backlog of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind because the project had not yet achieved status as a firm and unconditional order.

In a statement on its website, Navitus Bay says, "We would like to thank the communities on the South Coast and all our stakeholders for their engagement throughout the project. We would also like to extend a thank you to the potential suppliers, who worked incredibly hard to inform our proposal."

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