The Highland Council has granted planning permission in precept for the onshore infrastructure of the 100-MW Pentland floating wind venture off the Scottish coast.
The permission opens the best way for the event of the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm’s (PFOWF) export cables and the related onshore substation close to HMS Vulcan and Dounreay.
Positioned off the coast of Dounreay in Caithness, the venture is aiming to begin building on the finish of 2023 and may very well be absolutely operational by 2026. It can use Stiesdal Offshore’s TetraSub floating construction know-how. The wind farm is being developed by Highland Wind Ltd which is owned by a Copenhagen Infrastructure Companions (CIP) fund and Hexicon A/B.
The permission introduced at present comes after the Highland Council’s North Planning committee in December determined to boost no objection to the venture’s offshore utility as a part of Marine Scotland’s session course of.
“The project will be the blueprint to advance the deployment of large-scale floating offshore wind in the UK and globally, so this a significant milestone for us as a project and for the industry generally,” commented venture director Richard Copeland.
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