Seagreen Gets OK for Onshore Cable Route

The Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland.

The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing.

According to SSE, the works are expected to begin this summer.

Electricity generated by the project’s turbines from over 27km off the coast will be transmitted via subsea cables to a landfall point at Carnoustie. Once ashore, it will be transmitted via 19km of underground cables to the site’s dedicated substation at Tealing.

“Normally this would mark the beginning of drop-in events in local halls around the Angus area to share information on our plans and provide an opportunity for local residents to come and speak to us and ask any questions, however, this is currently not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Lis Royle, Seagreen’s Lead Consent Manager.

“We will start our engagement soon through a number of channels including mail-drops, newspapers, web information and telephone calls instead. We would encourage anyone with an interest or questions about the route to get in touch with us via the Seagreen website so we can ensure we keep you up-to-date as our plans move forward.”

At the end of May, SSE Renewables reached a voluntary land agreement with the Angus Council, Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC), and other key landowners for the development of the underground cable route.

The 1,075 MW offshore wind project will feature up to 114 MHI Vestas turbines scheduled for commissioning in 2024.

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