20 Dec 2021: Blue Gem Wind submitted consent applications, the first-ever consent applications for floating offshore wind in Welsh waters. Blue Gem Wind has applied to Welsh Ministers under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for consent to build and operate Erebus, alongside a separate application to Natural Resources Wales for a marine licence under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. In detail, the key project consent applications are: • Section 36 consent under the Electricity Act 1989: to construct and operate an offshore generating station, with deemed planning permission for the associated onshore transmission infrastructure; and • Marine Licence under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (“MCAA”): to carry out certain activities in the marine environment, including construction works, depositing substances or articles, and dredging. Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW), administering on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, is the consenting authority for the Section 36 Application. Natural Resources Wales (NRW), administering on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, is the consenting authority for the marine licence application.
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Consent Application Submitted
Capacity:
100 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(51.458) Lon(-5.602)

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Celtic Sea
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