The first phase of an offshore development which would see 19 kilometres of
underground cables being installed in Carnoustie has been given the green

Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd., (Seagreen) has today (Tuesday) received consent
from Angus Council for the onshore infrastructure required for Phase 1 of
its Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone.

Seagreen is a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables and Fluor
Limited. The Firth of Forth Zone is part of The Crown Estate’s UK Round 3
Offshore Wind Development Programme.

Planning permission in principal was granted by Angus Council’s development
standards committee for the application which includes the underground
cables to transmit power from a landfall location at south Carnoustie on
the Angus Coast to the existing electricity substation at Tealing.

The plans also include a new substation at Tealing to allow over one
gigawatt of power to connect to the National Grid system.

Richard Escott, head of offshore development at SSE Renewables, said: “We
are delighted to see another significant step forward for Seagreen’s Phase
1 projects following Angus Council’s decision. As Scotland’s largest
renewable energy project The Firth of Forth Zone has the potential to make
a significant contribution to meeting Scotland and the UK’s renewable
energy targets as well as bringing economic benefit to the Angus area and

Graham Mason, business development director renewables at Fluor, added:
“Seagreen has carried out an extensive amount of consultation and has
listened to the input and concerns of the relevant stakeholders throughout
the development of these proposals. We will continue to engage with
stakeholders as we carry out further work to support our detailed
application to Angus Council for the onshore assets associated with the
offshore wind farm projects.”

Seagreen submitted applications to Marine Scotland in October 2012 for two
separate offshore wind farms, Project Alpha and Project Bravo, located 27
kilometres and 38 kilometres, respectively, at their closest points from
the Angus coastline.

These Phase 1 wind farms would each have a maximum capacity of 525
Megawatts and accommodate up to 75 wind turbines.

Seagreen recently submitted an addendum to these applications in October
2013 and the consent decision rests with Scottish Ministers.

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