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KINCARDINE OFFSHORE WINDFARM LIMITED Dec 1 2017

KINCARDINE OFFSHORE WINDFARM LIMITED Dec 1 2017

Published: 1 December 2017

KINCARDINE OFFSHORE WINDFARM LIMITED

ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)

THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND)
REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)

THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF
CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013

MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

 

Notice is hereby given that Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited (“KOWL”), registered under
company registration SC475345 at Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN, has
applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act
1989 to construct and operate an offshore generating station at a site 15 km offshore from the
Kincardineshire coastline with a total area of 110 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates:
57°00.000’N 01°50.00’W (WGS84)) consented on 7th March 2017.

The application, made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to make the following
variations: a change in turbine rated capacity from 6 to 8 MW to up to 8.4 MW (ensuring that the
maximum generation capacity does not exceed 50MW); a change in the maximum turbine hub
height from 100 meters measured from LAT to 105 meters measured from LAT and consequential
variation to the wind turbine blade length, tip height, rotor dimeter, blade width and rotation speed
(“the variation application”).

The variation application is subject to an environmental impact assessment under the Electricity
Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (as amended).

The variation application and supporting environmental information are available for inspection,
free of charge, during normal office hours at:

Aberdeen City Library
Rosemount Viaduct
Aberdeen
AB25 1GW

Aberdeen City Council
Marischal College
Broad Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1AB

Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House
Woodhill Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB

Portlethen Library
Bruntland Road
Portlethen
AB12 4QL

Stonehaven Library
Evan Street
Stonehaven
AB39 2ET

Atkins Aberdeen Office
Kirkgate House
Upperkirkgate
Aberdeen
AB10 1HW

They can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6
6QQ or online at www.pilot-renewables.com. Copies of the variation application and supporting
environmental information may also be obtained from Atkins (agents for KOWL) tel: 0141 2202102
at a charge of £200 hard copy and £5 on CD (including post and packaging). Copies of a short
non-technical summary are available free of charge.

Any representations should be made in writing by email to: KOWL.representations@gov.scot or
by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine
Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying
grounds for objection or support, not later than 12 January 2018, although the Scottish Ministers
may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and
should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those
making representation.

Subsequent submission by KOWL of additional information to the Scottish Ministers will be
publicised in a similar manner to the current variation application. Representations relative to
additional information should be made on the same basis as detailed above.
Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers
shall cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.

Following receipt of all views and representations, the Scottish Ministers will determine the
application for consent in one of two ways:

 Consent to the variation application, with or without conditions attached; or
 Reject the variation application.

If consent is granted for the variation application, the Scottish Ministers hereby propose to vary the
marine licence (granted on 7th March 2017) to reflect the changes proposed by the variation
application. The Scottish Ministers intend to vary the aforementioned marine licence under section
72(3)(d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and section 30(3)(d) of the Marine (Scotland)
Act 2010 to ensure that the marine licence and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity
Act 1989 (as amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the proposed marine
licence variation should be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing
Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) in the same manner as described as above relative to
representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe.

Fair Processing Notice

MS-LOT processes applications under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and Coastal
Access Act 2009 and The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). During the consultation process
written representations can be sent to the Scottish Ministers.

Should the Scottish Ministers call a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) copies of representations will be sent
to the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals for the Reporter to consider during the
inquiry. These representations will be posted on their website but will not publish your personal
data (e.g. your name and address) as this is removed beforehand in compliance with the Data
Protection Act 1998.

You can choose to mark your representation as confidential, in which case it will only be considered
by the Scottish Ministers and will not be shared with the planning authority, the applicant, the
Reporter (should a PLI be called) or any other third party.

If you have any queries or concerns about how your personal data will be handled, contact MSLOT
by email at: ms.marinerenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine
Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11
9DB.

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