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VARIATION TO CONSENT APPLICATION BLYTH OFFSHORE DEMONSTRATOR PROJECT

VARIATION TO CONSENT APPLICATION BLYTH OFFSHORE DEMONSTRATOR PROJECT

Published: 18 February 2021

VARIATION TO CONSENT APPLICATION

NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5 OF THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (VARIATION OF CONSENTS) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2013
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989

APPLICATION FOR VARIATION TO THE BLYTH OFFSHORE DEMONSTRATOR
PROJECT SECTION 36 CONSENT

Notice is hereby given that Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Ltd (BODL), 40 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7EN, has applied to the Marine Management Organisation to vary their section 36 consent in accordance with section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989. A variation to the supporting Marine Licence is also proposed under Section 72 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. 

BODL is seeking the following section 36 consent variation;

•    to increase stated maximum upper limit of individual turbine capacity from 8.5 to 14 MW (overall capacity to remain as 99.9 MW);
•    to increase the stated maximum tip height of each turbine generator from 195 m to 258 m above HAT;
•    to increase the stated maximum hub height of each turbine generator from 110 m to 140 m above HAT; and
•    include dynamic cabling options in inter-array cabling.

Under Regulation 4(6) of the Electricity Generating Stations (Variations of Consent)
(England and Wales) Regulations 2013, the applicant has received notice that the Marine Management Organisation considers the application as suitable for publication.

Further information regarding the variation application is available to download for free at https://www.edf-re.uk/our-sites/blyth-2 or can be viewed during normal office hours and on prior appointment at:

National Renewable Energy Centre, Offshore House, Albert Street, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 1LZ

To make an appointment to view the application at the National Renewable Energy Centre’s office please email blythadmin@ore.catapult.org.uk

Copies of the application and supplementary information may also be obtained;

•    electronically on the MMO’s marine licence register which can be found at the following website address:
https://marinelicensing.marinemanagement.org.uk/mmofox5/fox/live/MMO_PUBLIC_ REGISTER/
•    in hard copy from the MMO at the address below for a charge not exceeding a reasonable amount for copying; and
•    by inspection during normal office hours free of charge and on prior appointment at the following location:

Marine Licensing Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7YH

To make an appointment to view the application at the Marine Management Organisation’s office please email Marine.consents@marinemanagement.org.uk

Representations or objections in respect of the consent variation application should be made in writing, giving an address to which correspondence relating to the representation or objection may be sent, to the Marine Management Organisation, Marine Licensing Team, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH, or alternatively emailed to: MLA/2012/00122@marinelicensing.marinemanagement.org.uk by no later than 26th March quoting reference number MLA/2012/00122/10. 

Marine Licensing Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7YH  
Tel: 0300 123 1032 Email: Marine.consents@marinemanagement.org.uk

 

 

 

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