European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Section 36 Consent Variation

On 26 March 2013, Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL) received consent from the Scottish Ministers under Section 36 (S.36) of the Electricity Act 1989 for the construction and operation of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC - also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm) and on 15 August 2014 a Marine Licence was attained under section 25 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (reference 04309/16/0).

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay.

Section 36 Consent Variation

Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL) has submitted an application to vary the Section 36 consent which was granted on 26th March 2013 (the “S.36 Consent”) to AOWFL to develop the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

AOWFL is seeking to extend the S.36 Consent for the operational life of the EOWDC to 25 years (excluding decommissioning), to 25th July 2043, in order to align with the design life of the wind farm assets.

Marine Scotland have carried out formal consultation in relation to the Variation Application, and Marine Scotland and AOWFL are now reviewing responses.

See also

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