BlueFloat, Renantis Press Ahead with 1.1 GW Scottish Floating Offshore Wind Project
The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership have submitted a scoping request and Habitats Regulations Assessment screening report to the Marine Directorate for the Broadshore Hub Wind Farm Development Areas in Scotland.
The scoping request seeks the Scottish Minister’s opinion on the scope and details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.
The Broadshore Hub Wind Farm Development Areas cover the Broadshore, Sinclair and Scaraben offshore wind farms.
The partnership secured the rights for the Sinclair and Scaraben floating offshore wind farms in the INTOG leasing round which was held in March 2023.
A couple of months later, the BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership decided to develop the two 99.5 MW floating wind farms as part of a phased delivery of the partnership’s Broadshore project, located 47 kilometres north of Fraserburgh.
BlueFloat Energy and Renantis, previously known as Falck Renewables, secured the sites for the Broadshore and Bellrock floating wind projects in the ScotWind seabed leasing round, together with one more that they are developing in partnership with Ørsted.
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Broadshore Hub and Bellrock projects have hosted public consultation events in Aberdeenshire, offering all stakeholders an opportunity to engage with the development team and gain a deeper understanding of the projects.
“Stakeholder feedback provided to the Marine Directorate will allow Scottish Ministers to adopt the most robust scoping opinion possible and inform important aspects of the Broadshore Hub’s EIA, which in turn will improve the quality of the EIA,” said Brian McGrellis, Head of Consents and land for the Broadshore Hub and Bellrock projects.
With capacities of 1.1 GW and 1.2 GW, respectively, these projects aim to generate clean energy for over one million homes each, contributing to Scotland’s net-zero targets, said BlueFloat.
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