Notice is hereby given that TotalEnergies E&P North Sea UK Ltd (“TEPNSUK”), registered under company registration 03682299 at 19th Floor 10 Upper Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, England, E14 5BF, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for a marine licence under section 65 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 to construct and operate a single floating wind turbine for the Culzean Floating Offshore Wind Pilot Project, located within INTOG Option Area E-a, approximately 220 km east of Aberdeen with a total maximum area of 0.06 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinate: 57°11’29.3”N 001°52’35.3”E (WGS84)). The project is a single floating wind turbine located solely offshore with no onshore connection.

The proposed works are subject to an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the above EIA Regulations.

Copies of the application(s) including plan(s) detailing the location, together with a copy of the environmental statement discussing TEPNSUK’s proposed works in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge at:

Aberdeen Central Library – Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GW (open Monday 9am – 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am – 5 pm)

The environmental statement can also be viewed online at and Copies of the environmental statement can also be obtained from TEPNSUK (tel: 01224 297000) at a charge of £350 hard copy and £10 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 to the Scottish Ministers by email to: or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Directorate – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposed works and specifying grounds for the representation, not later than 25 April 2024. The Scottish Ministers may however consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the email or postal address of those making the representation.

Subsequent submission by TEPNSUK of further information (as referred to in regulation 14 of the above EIA Regulations) to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to the current application including publication on the above websites. Representations relative to further 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 the above legislation together with any representations received the Scottish Ministers may:-

  • grant a marine licence with or without conditions attached; or
  • refuse the application.

Fair Processing Notice

The Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate – Licensing Operations Team (“MD-LOT”) determines applications for marine licences under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MD-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: If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MD-LOT at: or MD-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.

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