14th June 2023

Offshore Wind Power Limited plans to submit consent applications to construct offshore wind turbines and associated onshore transmission infrastructure for the West of Orkney Windfarm. The proposed windfarm will have the potential to generate around 2GW of renewable energy and is located around 30km west of Orkney and 25km from the north coast of Scotland. The onshore infrastructure will include up to 33km of buried cables and a new substation at or near Spittal.

The key components of the Project are:

• Up to 125 wind turbine generators with fixed turbine foundations
• Up to five offshore substations linked to the wind turbines via inter-array cables
• Up to five export cables to Caithness

• New substation at or near the existing Spittal substation
• Up to five underground cables from the landfall point to the substation

To find out more about the West of Orkney Windfarm, please visit the virtual exhibition: https://www.westoforkney.com/virtualexhibition

The development team are keen to receive feedback which will be used to inform the development of the ONSHORE infrastructure of the West of Orkney Windfarm. This short questionnaire is one of the ways in which you will be able to express your opinion about the project. We would also welcome your feedback on our consultation. Please find the Survey Link

Pre-Application Consultation Events 

The West Of Orkney Windfarm Pre-Application Consultation Events are taking place in June 2023 to discuss the onshore infrastructure related to the Project, including the associated substation and onshore cable route. Please see the dates below:

Tuesday 20th June 2023

Location: The Pentland Hotel, Thurso

Time: 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 21st June 2023

Location: Ross Institute, Halkirk

Time: 3.30pm – 7.30pm

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