Horizon Geobay Wraps Up 2018 Inch Cape Site Surveys

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The MV Horizon Geobay has completed the 2018 site investigation campaign on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm at the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.

The geotechnical laboratory testing and reporting will continue over the winter, Inch Cape Offshore Ltd (ICOL) said.

The geophysical and geotechnical surveys started at the 150km2 proposed site, 15km off the Angus coast, at the end of July.

Surveys were also carried out along the Export Cable Corridor located within the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, with works taking place off the North Berwick and Gullane coast in East Lothian.

The 784MW wind farm will consist of up to 72 turbines supported by fixed foundations and substructures. It will connect to the grid at the former Cockenzie Coal Power station in East Lothian. The project is expected to enter construction in 2020.

ICOL is 100% owned by Red Rock Power, an Edinburgh-based company which is in turn owned by China’s SDIC Power Holdings.

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