Application submitted for onshore cable

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Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd has submitted an application for consent for the onshore infrastructure required for its offshore wind zone.

The application to Angus Council includes 19km of underground cables to transmit the power from a landfall location at Carnoustie to the grid connection point at the existing electricity substation at Tealing, Dundee.

A statutory consultation period for the application runs from the June 14 to July 12.

This follows applications submitted to Marine Scotland in October 2012 for two separate offshore wind farms, Project Alpha and Project Bravo, located 27km and 38km at their closest points from the Angus coastline.

These phase one wind farms would each have a maximum capacity of 525 megawatts and accommodate up to 75 wind turbines.

Richard Escott, head of offshore development at SSE Renewables, said: “It is great to see another very important milestone achieved with the submission of this onshore consent application for phase one.

“As Scotland’s largest renewable energy project the Firth of Forth Zone has the potential to make a significant contribution to meeting Scotland and the UK’s renewable energy targets.”

And Graham Mason, from Fluor, said: “This application comes after a significant amount of environmental study and detailed consultation with the relevant stakeholders who we will continue to work with as the application progresses.

Seagreen is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Fluor Limited.