RPS supports SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP ScotWind project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/06/2022 RPS

RPS has been tasked to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) for SSE Renewables and its partners, the Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP project is in the E1 Zone in the Firth of Forth off the Angus Coast and is one of the largest lease areas offered by Crown Estate Scotland to any bidder in the ScotWind process. The site is suitable for the deployment of floating offshore wind turbines to deliver up to 2.6GW of new installed capacity – expected to be capable of powering almost 4.3 million Scottish homes.

RPS' teams based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen are currently leading the offshore consenting and licence activities for SSE Renewables on the
Berwick Bank offshore wind farm project in Scotland.

Nicola Simpson, Technical director, Offshore Wind, said: “We are pleased to be working with SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP on this important project, aiming for progress towards net-zero and supporting Scotland’s goals for fixed and floating offshore wind farms.”

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