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Beatrice Onshore Plans Progressing

16 November 2014

SSE Renewables and Repsol aim to submit a detailed application on the onshore cable route for their consented 664MW Beatrice offshore wind farm early next year.

The developers’ joint venture, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, filed a proposal of application notice to Moray Council this week ahead of the full application next year.

The onshore transmission works includes the installation of all infrastructure required to connect the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm to the onshore National Grid. The offshore cable is proposed to fall onto land at Portgordon and is expected to connect from there, via underground cables, at Blackhillock substation, near Keith.

In February 2013, the council granted permission in principle for the cable route, which links the landfall at Portgordon to a substation at Blackhillock near Keith.

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm is running public exhibitions showing the proposed route in Keith and Portgordon throughout this week.

The company is still working towards kicking off construction on the wind farm, which will lie 13.5km off the Caithness coast, in 2016.

Further details on the public consultation events can be found on the SSE Website