NOTICE OF DECISION
NEART NA GAOITHE OFFSHORE WIND LIMITED
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)
MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)
THE MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)
Notice is hereby given that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited, registered under company registration SC356223 at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8EX, has been granted by the Scottish Ministers:
- consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended); and
- marine licences under section 20 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
to construct and operate an offshore wind farm (including associated offshore transmission infrastructure) located approximately 15.5 km East of Fife Ness with a total area of approximately 105 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 56° 16.061’N, 2° 15.003’W (WGS84)). The maximum output of the generating station will be around 450 MW comprising a maximum of 54 turbines with a maximum rotor tip height of 208 metres above Lowest Astronomical Tide.
The Scottish Ministers have also made a declaration under section 36A of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) to extinguish public rights of navigation so far as they pass through those places within the territorial sea where structures forming part of the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm generating station are to be located.
The decision notice outlining the reasons and considerations on which the decision is based together with related documentation are available for inspection online at http://marine.gov.scot/ml/neart-na-gaoithe-offshore-windfarm-revised-design and https://nngoffshorewind.com/ or upon written request to: The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.
A copy of the decision notice has also been sent to Dundee City Council, Fife Council, Angus Council, Scottish Borders Council and East Lothian Council to be made available for public inspection on the planning register.