MORAY OFFSHORE WINDFARM (EAST) LIMITED – THE ENERGY ACT 2004
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SAFETY ZONE SCHEME DURING CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE OF MORAY EAST OFFSHORE WIND FARM
THE ELECTRICITY (OFFSHORE GENERATING STATIONS) (SAFETY ZONES) (APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND CONTROL OF ACCESS) REGULATIONS 2007 – STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 2007 NO 1948
Notice is hereby given that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, Company Number 07101438, Registered Office c/0 7side Secretarial Ltd 1st Floor 14/18 City Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom CF24 3DL, has applied for consent from Marine Scotland as set out in the Energy Act 2004 and the Electricity (Offshore Generating Stations) (Safety Zones) (Application Procedures and Control of Access) Regulations 2007 (SI No 2007/1948) for safety zones as follows, for the previously consented Offshore Renewable Energy Installation known as Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, during construction and major maintenance phases.
The following safety zones are being applied for:
- During the construction phase a programme of 500 metre (m) ‘rolling’ safety zones around the location of each wind turbine and/or its substructures and foundations during certain construction activities (as identified by a risk assessment).
- Pre-commissioning 50 m safety zones surrounding each wind turbine and/or its substructures and foundations whilst work is not ongoing.
- During the operational phase, a 500 m safety zone around all ‘major maintenance’ being undertaken on any wind turbine and/or its substructures (as identified by risk assessment). Major maintenance is defined as any activity involving large vessels (such as jack-up barges or heavy lift vessels). No safety zones are planned during normal operations of the wind farm.
The precise start date and co-ordinates of the safety zones will be detailed in the Notice to Mariners prior to their implementation.
The safety zone scheme will be available for download from Marine Scotland at http://marine.gov.scot/ml/moray-east-offshore-windfarm. Alternatively, a request to receive a hard copy may be made in writing to Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited at 5th Floor, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX. Any person wishing to make representations to the Secretary of State about the application should do so in writing to the Scottish Ministers, c/o Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101, Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB email@example.com, stating the name of the proposal and nature of their representations, not later than 28 days from the date, or latest date of this notice.
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, the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). 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:
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/PrivacyNotice. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.