Buchan Offshore Wind, the developer of a floating offshore wind farm off the northeast coast of Scotland, has submitted its Offshore Scoping Report to the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate. This represents the project’s first major step within the consenting process.
The Scoping Report contains details of the planned project, and its approach to Environmental Impact Assessment. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments and participate in the scoping process.
The Project Development team will also be holding public exhibitions, both in person and virtually, in autumn this year, where interested parties will be able to learn more about the project and submit their feedback.
Alasdair MacLeod, Project Director at Buchan Offshore Wind commented: “This is another important step forward for Buchan Offshore Wind, which is expected to be one of the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms when built.
“The project would make a meaningful contribution to meeting net zero targets and provide a significant boost to the Scottish offshore wind supply chain. We look forward to working through feedback on our proposals from consultees and local community representatives as we seek to optimise the overall design and layout of the wind farm.”