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Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd today submitted its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, under the Planning Act 2008. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon would be the largest tidal power plant in the world. As a project of national significance, the application, which has been developed through extensive consultation in Swansea […]
The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the application for an order granting development consent for the 1.2GW East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. The findings and conclusions arising from the examination, together with a recommendation from the Examining Authority (ExA) panel, will be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and […]
DONG Energy has received development consent from UK's Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm project. The wind farm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs, the government said in a statement. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total […]
To quote the British Government: "Enterprise Zones create jobs and boost businesses.... They are great places to do business for both new and expanding firms, benefiting from government backing." The largest Enterprise Zone in the UK is on the Humber Estuary - both sides, North and South of the River Humber. The zone includes the […]
JBA Consulting, an environmental engineering company, is backing Tidal Lagoon Power in the development of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. The company is supporting the project in the preparation of evidence for the discharge of the environmental DCO and Marine Licence conditions. They are also advising the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) on the implementation […]
Bond Dickinson LLP Planning & Infrastructure lawyers have advised East Anglia offshore wind farm, a ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall joint-venture, on the full consenting matrix for the development of a 1.2 GW offshore wind farm in East Anglia. Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted consent for the development to go […]
The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]
The decision on granting the development consent order for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is expected in late 2014 so work does not finish for Forewind with the acceptance of the application. The Planning Inspectorate has begun its pre-examination phase for the development, which will be followed by a formal examination process. Together these two steps […]
An application was made by Able Humber Ports Limited on 16 December 2011 under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 regarding a proposed development known as the Able Marine Energy Park comprising a quay of solid construction on the south bank of the River Humber at Killingholme, together with an ecological compensation scheme on […]
A renewables jobs boom could come to the Highlands of Scotland if plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind get the go ahead. The Port of Ardersier has submitted plans to Highland Council, Marine Scotland and Transport Scotland for the consents needed to make the site a […]
The Scottish Government today announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs […]
Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension has received a development consent order from the Energy Secretary. The consent means that Vattenfall can step up its engagement with the local and UK supply chains as it develops a forward programme for installation and operation. The up to 17 turbine extension (KFE) will deliver up to 51MW of installed […]
Forewind’s second stage of offshore wind development, Dogger Bank Teesside will be divided into two separate Development Consent Order (DCO) applications, each for two offshore wind projects. Dogger Bank Teesside will comprise four wind farms, which could have a total installed capacity of up to 4.8GW which means it would have the potential to generate […]
As part of a detailed investigation into power cable installation in the offshore wind industry, technology and consultancy company Enventi have uncovered evidence which they believe shows that current UK Government policy is stalling offshore wind development. The findings arise from analysis carried out into supply contracts awarded to submarine power cable manufacturers which […]
The UK Planning Inspectorate has appointed the Examining Authority for Vattenfall's application for the Thanet Extension development consent order (DCO).
The UK Secretary of State has accepted for examination Vattenfall’s application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project.
The UK Secretary of State has accepted for examination Vattenfall's application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Thanet Extension offshore wind project.
Vattenfall has submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Thanet Extension offshore wind farm to the UK Planning Inspectorate.
The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination Ørsted's application for the Hornsea Project Three Development Consent Order (DCO).
Ørsted has submitted an application to the UK Planning Inspectorate for a Hornsea Project Three Development Consent Order (DCO).
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited has filed an application to the UK's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) seeking to make changes to the project's Development Consent Order (DCO).
Ørsted has sent an application to the UK's Planning Inspectorate to reduce the maximum number of offshore HVAC collector substations permitted under the Hornsea Project Two Development Consent Order (DCO).
Vattenfall has submitted the Norfolk Boreas Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the UK Planning Inspectorate. The application was submitted by Norfolk Boreas Limited on 11 June. The Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it. The acceptance decision on this application should therefore be made by Tuesday […]
Innogy has received approval to increase the maximum installed capacity of its Sofia offshore wind farm by 200MW, from 1.2GW to 1.4GW. UK's Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has approved amendments to the deemed marine licenses, which correspond to changes to the development consent order decided by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial […]
Kent Wildlife Trust has outlined environmental concerns about a proposed extension to the Thanet offshore wind farm at a Planning Inspectorate hearing. The application, which was submitted by Vattenfall last year, includes plans to run a cable through Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. According to the conservation charity, ''the land affected by this […]
The UK Planning Inspectorate is hosting issue-specific hearings on the Thanet Extension offshore wind project this month as part of Vattenfall’s application for an order granting development consent. The hearings will take place between 19 and 21 February at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent, with the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) scheduled for 18 February. The […]