SSE, Fluor get nod for cabling for 1-GW Scottish wind project
Nov 27, 2013 - US utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE) said Tuesday it had received planning consent in principal for the onshore electrical infrastructure for the first 1,050-MW phase of its Seagreen Round 3 offshore wind scheme in Scotland.
The project will be developed jointly with US engineering company Fluor Corp (NYSE:FLR).
The consent was granted by Angus Council for 19 km (12 miles) of underground cables that will carry electricity from a landfall site at South Carnoustie on the Angus Coast to an existing substation at Tealing, North of Dundee. In addition, the project partners will build a new substation for the offshore wind farm complex.
Seagreen Wind Energy, a joint venture of SSE and Fluor, intends to build two wind farms in the Firth of Forth of up to 525 MW apiece. Each one is to be powered by up to 75 turbines. The company filed applications with Marine Scotland in October 2012 for the Alpha and Bravo schemes.
The Firth of Forth zone is part of The Crown Estate’s UK Round 3 offshore wind development scheme.
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