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Member News08th Aug 2023

Floating offshore windfarm submits onshore planning application

Offshore wind developers Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn have submitted an onshore planning application to Aberdeenshire Council for the onshore part of the 560-MW Green Volt floating offshore windfarm.

Expected to be the biggest of its kind, Green Volt will deliver renewable electricity to oil and gas platforms and also to the UK grid, the company said August 7.

Green Volt said: “Open and honest dialogue with local communities and stakeholders enables us to maximise the benefits of the Green Volt project to the local area while minimising any negative impacts. By stimulating a robust local supply chain, we will create nearly 3,000 jobs within the first three years and almost 100 jobs across the 35-year operation of the Green Volt windfarm.

Vårgrønn is a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and Norwegian private equity company HitecVision.

Image credit: Flotation Energy