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The West of Orkney Windfarm has submitted offshore consent applications to Scottish Ministers for a proposed offshore wind farm. Last year, the West of Orkney Windfarm secured the development rights to an area of seabed from Crown Estate Scotland in the ScotWind leasing process to bring forward an offshore wind farm 30km west of the Orkney Mainland and 25km north of the Sutherland coast.
The project will have up to 125 turbines on fixed foundations, an expected capacity of around 2GW and aims to deliver first power in 2029. It is being developed by a joint venture comprising Corio Generation, TotalEnergies and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG). The West of Orkney Windfarm is the first ScotWind project to have applied for consent and will also submit a planning application for the onshore works to The Highland Council later this year.
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