TCE – Crown Round III Offshore Wind Farm Development: Zone II 3500 MW – UK - Project Profile
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The Crown Estate (TCE), an independent organization, established by statute, headed by a Board and in charge of Britain's coastal seabed, is undertaking the Crown Round III Offshore Wind Farm Development: Zone II project in Firth of Forth offshore zone, the UK.
The project involves the construction of offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of 3,500MW. It also includes the installation of turbines, installation of transmission wires, construction of power house and construction of other related facilities.
The total zone area is 2,852km2 with 80m and 30m maximum and minimum depths respectively.
In June 2008, The Crown Estate announced proposals for the third round of offshore wind farm leasing. Within this process, The Crown Estate will co-invest with developers, combining the technical experience of the offshore wind industry with efficiencies generated by The Crown Estate’s access to resources and stakeholders.
In December 2009, Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, a joint venture partnership between SSE and Fluor, was awarded by The Crown Estate the exclusive development rights for the Firth of Forth Zone of the UK's Round III offshore wind farm development programme. The development partners were to lead the early stages of development of the zone and identify potential wind farm sites to take forward.
The Crown Estate is undertaking a number of enabling actions. These commenced in 2009 and include aerial bird surveys, marine mammal research and funding for the industry aviation plan. The overall purpose is to de-risk and accelerate development within Round III.
Over the next few years, Seagreen will be working closely with The Crown Estate to engage with stakeholders and undertake site-specific surveys and assessments required for consent applications of a number of projects in the Zone. It is planned to develop the Zone in three phases with Phase one in the northern area of the zone being developed first.
The Phase one covers an area of approximately 600km2 and lies approximately 25km from the Angus coast. It is expected that there will be two wind farms, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo, with a total installed capacity of approximately 1GW.
Seagreen intends to undertake full Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in support of the two offshore wind farms and export cable route.
Seagreen has scoped the onshore works associated with Phase one from landfall to grid connection.
Seagreen will proceed to undertake a full Environmental Impact Assessment prior to submitting applications for consent to Scottish Ministers for Phase One in 2012. During this time the Seagreen team will be working closely with statutory and non statutory bodies and holding public exhibitions.
In October 2012, Seagreen submitted applications to the planning authority for consent to build and operate for two separate offshore wind farms, Project Alpha and Project Bravo projects.
On June 7, 2013, Seagreen has submitted an application to Angus Council for consent for the onshore infrastructure required for Phase I of its Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone.
In July 2014, TCE initiated the process of revising the contractual arrangements with the developers.
In February 2016, Scottish Ministers have granted the planning approval for the first phase of project. However, in July 2016, judicial session concluded that there are some imperfections in the approved plans.
In May 2017, Seagreen has submitted a scoping request which includes environmental impact assessment for the first phase.
In February 2018, Seagreen is hosting three pubic exhibitions for local residents to view details of proposed modifications to the offshore works on the Firth of Forth phase-I 1050MW.Scope
The project involves the construction of 3,500MW offshore wind farm in Firth of Forth offshore zone, the UK.
The US$17,000 million project includes the following:
1. Installation of wind turbines
2. Construction of wind tower foundations
3. Construction of other related infrastructure facilities
4. Laying of transmission linesReasons To Buy
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