Notice is hereby given that Forthwind Ltd, registered under company registration SC470580 at The Boathouse, Silverhands, Hawkcraig Road, Aberdour, Fife, KY3 0TZ has applied to the Scottish Ministers for:

  • consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989;
  • declaration under section 36A of the Electricity Act 1989; and
  • marine licence under section 20 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.

to construct and operate an offshore generating station and associated ancillary works located approximately 1.5km from the coast of Methil in Scotland with a total area of approximately 9639m2 with co-ordinates as per below: (WGS84).


The proposed generating station would comprise of one turbine with a maximum height to blade tip of 280 metres above Highest Astronomical Tide.

The proposed development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) under the EIA Regulations listed above.

Copies of the application, including plans, together with a copy of the EIA report discussing Forthwind Ltd’s proposed development in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office/ opening hours at: Forthwind Ltd. Office, The Boathouse, Silversands, Hawkcraig Road, Aberdour, Fife. KY3 0TZ.

The EIA report can also be viewed online forthwind-demonstration-project and

Copies of the EIA report may also be obtained from Cierco (tel: 07510 075141 at a charge of £250 hard copy and £5 on CD/USB stick (including post and packaging). Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.

Any representations should be made in writing by email to: MS. or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposed development and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 15th July 2022. The Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those making representation.

Subsequent submission of additional information (as defined in the above EIA Regulations) by Forthwind Ltd to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to the current application, including publication on the above websites and further public notices. Representations relative to additional information should be made on the same basis as detailed above.

Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, the Scottish Ministers may cause a Public Local Inquiry (“PLI”) to be held.

Having considered the application and regulations detailed above, in conjunction with any representations received, the Scottish Ministers may:-

  • Consent to the proposed development, with or without conditions attached; or
  • Reject the proposed development.

Fair Processing Notice

The Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) determine applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989. During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MS-LOT. The representation may contain personal information, for example a name or address. This representation will only be used for the purpose of determining an application and will be stored securely in the Scottish Government’s official corporate record. Representations will be shared with the applicant and/or agent acting on behalf of the applicant, any people or organisations that we consult in relation to the application, the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI and, where necessary, be published online, however personal information will be removed before sharing or publishing.

A full privacy notice can be found at: policies/marine-and-fisheries- licensing/marine-licensing- operations-team-privacy-notice/. If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MS-LOT at: ms. or MS-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.


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