Navitus Bay developer not to challenge offshore wind scheme refusal
Vestas' 8-MW wind turbine. Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S
The Navitus Bay Development Ltd consortium has decided not to challenge the UK government’s ruling to reject its up to 970-MW wind project off the coast of Dorset, it was announced today.
The consortium, which consists of Dutch energy group Eneco Holding NV and French utility EDF's (EPA:EDF) renewable energy arm, planned to install either 194 pieces of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines or 105 such machines at the project location. However, both proposals were refused consent by the UK Secretary of State in September.
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS), whose 50/50 joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011) was picked as the preferred supplier of turbines for the project, said today that the developer’s decision will not impact the order backlog of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.