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Sectoral marine plan: appropriate assessment

Assessment of the implications of the sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy for designated special areas of conservation special protection areas, candidate special areas of conservation and proposed special protection areas in view of the sites' conservation objectives.

Sectoral marine plan: appropriate assessment
Appendix One: In-Combination Assessment - Offshore Wind Farms

Appendix One: In-Combination Assessment - Offshore Wind Farms

Table 17 below provides a summary of the operational and planned offshore wind, tidal and wave renewable energy projects within Scottish Territorial Waters taken into account in this AA. This list was current at time of publication of the HRA Report (December 2019).

Table 17 Summary of operational and planned offshore wind, tidal and wave renewable energy projects within Scottish Territorial Waters

Energy Type

Name/ Location

Company (Project Website)

Status

Capacity (MW)

Wind

Robin Rigg

E.ON

Fully operational since September 2010.

174

Wind

Beatrice Demonstrator

SSE Renewables / Talisman

Entering decommissioning (2024 - 2027)

10

Wind

Levenmouth Turbine

ORE Catapult

Fully operational

7

Wind

Hywind

Equinor / Masdar

Fully operational

30

Wind

Aberdeen Bay (EOWDC)

Vattenfall

Fully operational

93.2

Wind

Beatrice

SSE Renewables / SDIC / Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Fully operational

588

Wind

Neart na Gaoithe

EDF Renewables

Consented December 2018 (Varied June 2019).

450

Wind

Firth of Forth 1 (Seagreen Alpha and Bravo)

SSE Renewables

Consent granted October 2014 (varied August 2018 to remove maximum capacity).

Updated application for optimised project submitted September 2018. Construction anticipated to commence by 2022.

1500

Wind

Moray East

EDPR

Consent granted in March 2014. Delivery expected early 2020s.

950

Wind

Inch Cape

SDIC

New application submitted August 2018.

700

Wind

Kincardine

Atkins / Pilot Offshore Renewables

Consent received 2017. Currently under construction (one turbine operational)

49.6

Wind

Dounreay Tri Demonstration Project

Hexicon

Currently on hold, delivery expected 2020 (company in administration)

12

Wind

Firth of Forth 2 (Charlie)

SSE Renewables

In planning

1800

Wind

Firth of Forth 3 (Delta)

SSE Renewables

In planning

800

Wind

Moray Firth Western Development Area

EDPR

Consented June 2019. Delivery potential in mid 2020s

850

Wind

Forthwind OWF, Methil

Forthwind Ltd

Consented, (Consent varied May 2019 to increase capacity)

29.9

Wind Total

8209.7

Tidal Stream

North Yell, Bluemull Sound, Shetland

Nova Innovation

Fully operational since 2017. Expansion to 0.6 MW planned.

0.3

Tidal Stream

Sound of Islay

Scottish Power Renewables

Consent granted in March 2011. Pre-construction. (not currently active as a project)

10

Tidal Stream

Ness of Duncansby, Pentland Firth

Scottish Power Renewables

In early stages of planning. Agreement to lease secured.

95

Tidal Stream

Westray South, Pentland Firth

DP Energy

In development. Agreement to lease secured. Scoping Report submitted November 2011.

200

Tidal Stream

Brough Ness, Pentland Firth

Simec Atlantis Energy

In development.

100

Tidal Stream

Inner Sound, Pentland Firth

Simec Atlantis Energy

Phase 1 (6 MW) in operation.

398

Tidal Stream

Mull of Kintyre, Argyll

Argyll Tidal Ltd

Consent granted in May 2014 for one demonstration turbine (0.5MW) to be installed. Pre-construction.

0.5

Tidal Stream

Isle of Islay, Islay

DP Marine Energy Ltd

In development. Agreement to lease secured. Consent received 2017.

30

Tidal Stream

Lashy Sound

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (SRTP)

In development. Agreement to lease secured. Scoping Report submitted in July 2014.

10

Tidal Stream

Brims Tidal Array (formerly Cantick Head)

SSE Renewables and OpenHydro Group Ltd

In development. Agreement to lease secured. EIA submitted 2016 (company in administration)

200

Tidal Stream

Mull of Galloway

Marine Current Turbines

In planning. Agreement to lease secured.

30

Tidal Stream

Fall of Warness

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site. Operational Feb 2019.

N/A

Tidal Stream

Shapinsay Sound

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site.

N/A

Tidal Stream

Islay Demonstration Zone

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site.

N/A

Tidal Stream

Stronsay Firth

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site.

N/A

Tidal Total

1,073

Wave

Billia Croo

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site

N/A

Wave

Scapa Flow

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

N/A

Wave

Scottish Sea Farms (MANTA) - Teisti Geo

Scottish Sea Farms

Marine Licence Granted May 2018 (Operational)

0.262

Wave

WaveNet Mingary

Wavenet Energy Mingary Ltd.

Marine Licence issued - operational

0.45

Wave

Harris Demonstration Zone

European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

Test site

N/A

Wave Total

0.712

Hybrid

Katanes Floating Energy Park

Katanes Floating Energy Ltd

Screening opinion issued November 2017

11.6

Hybrid Total

11.6


Contact

Email: sectoralmarineplanning@gov.scot