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Marine licensing: contact information

Published: 19 Mar 2020

Contact information for marine licensing applications.

Published:
19 Mar 2020
Marine licensing: contact information

General marine license

Applications for marine licences are made to Scottish Ministers under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. Applications should be made to the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team who determine applications on the Scottish Ministers' behalf. 

Email: ms.marinelicensing@gov.scot

Tel: +44 (0)300 244 5046

Licensing Operations Team
Marine Scotland
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB

Major projects

Applications made for marine licences where developments fall under Annex I or Annex II of The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 should be made to the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, who determine applications on the Scottish Ministers' behalf. 

Email: ms.majorprojects@gov.scot

Tel: +44 (0)300 244 5046

Licensing Operations Team
Marine Scotland
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB

Renewable energy developments

Applications to construct and operate power stations and power lines over a certain capacity are made to Scottish Ministers under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989. Applications should be made directly to the Scottish Government's Energy Consents and Deployment Unit or Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory.

Contact the Energy Consents and Deployment Unit for applications to be considered by Scottish Ministers where they are:

  • in excess of 50 megawatts (MW) for onshore wind farms and power stations that are not wholly or mainly driven by water (such as coal/gas or nuclear plant)
  • in excess of 1 megawatt (MW) for onshore generating stations wholly or mainly driven by water such as hydroelectric
  • overhead power lines and associated infrastructure, as well as large gas and oil pipelines

Email: econsents_admin@gov.scot

Energy Consents Unit
5 Atlantic Quay
4th Floor
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU

Projects in excess of 1 megawatt (MW) for offshore wind farms and wave or tidal electricity generating devices

Email: ms.marinerenewables@gov.scot

Tel: +44 (0)300 244 5046

Licensing Operations Team
Marine Scotland
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB

Onshore renewables enquiries and for applications in excess of 50 megawatts (MW)

Email: MS_Renewablesonshore@gov.scot

Tel: +44 (0)1796 472060

Onshore Renewables Enquiries
Marine Scotland Science
Freshwater Laboratory
Faskally
Pitlochry
PH16 5LB