NEART NA GAOITHE OFFSHORE WIND LIMITED – THE ENERGY ACT 2004
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SAFETY ZONE SCHEME DURING CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE OF THE NEART NA GAOITHE 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 Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Ltd (NnGOWL) (Company Number SC356223, Registered Office Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX) 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 the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, during the construction and major maintenance phases.
The following safety zones are being applied for:
- 500 metre (m) ‘rolling’ safety zones at each wind farm structure (turbine or substation) and/or its substructures and foundations whenever construction is ongoing (as indicated by the presence of a construction vessel stationed at the structure).
- 50 m pre-commissioning safety zones at each partial or complete wind farm structure (turbine or substation) and/or its substructures and foundations, where construction is not ongoing up until the point of commissioning of the wind farm.
500 m safety zone around any wind farm structure (turbine or substation) and/or its substructures where major maintenance is being undertaken during the operational phase (as indicated by the presence of a major maintenance vessel stationed at the structure, where “major maintenance” is as defined in the Electricity Regulations 2007 (SI No 2007/1948) – further details are available in the application document as per the below).
Further details are available in the safety zone application which is available for download on the NnG Offshore Wind Farm website https://nngoffshorewind.com/downloads/ and will be published on the Marine Scotland website (http://marine.gov.scot/ml/neart-na-gaoithe-offshore-windfarm-revised-design). Alternatively, a request to receive a hard copy may be made in writing to Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Ltd c/o Ewan Walker, 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 or MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot, 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.