BP and EnBW have selected RPS to complete the Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) for the development of the Morven offshore wind farm in Scotland, for which BP and EnBW secured a seabed lease in the ScotWind auction.
RPS is already supporting BP and EnBW as an EIA consultant for the Morgan and Mona offshore wind projects in the UK, for which the joint venture was selected in the UK Round 4 leasing at the beginning of 2021.
The Morven offshore wind farm in Scotland, located some 60 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeen, has a potential generating capacity of 2.9 GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of more than 3 million homes, according to the developers.
In relation to the offshore wind project, BP and EnBW will establish their operational centre in Scotland, and BP said it would make Aberdeen its global operations and maintenance centre of excellence for offshore wind, creating up to 120 new direct jobs and expected to contribute up to GBP 40 million per year to the economy.
The offshore wind development will include investments in infrastructure, ports, harbours and shipyards, including the construction of four ships to support EnBW and BP’s offshore wind projects across the UK, subject to technical and commercial due diligence, the developers said.
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