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Offshore And Nearshore Survey Work Complete For 2 GW Scottish Wind Project

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the first paragraph.

The developers of the West of Orkney Windfarm have completed its 2022 offshore and nearshore surveys for the project area, located around 25 kilometres off the Sutherland coast in Scotland.


  1. Surveys were on time and on budget.
  2. Consent applications are expected next year.
  3. Both fixed and floating turbines are being considered.

The West of Orkney wind farm has its own web site, with this proud mission statement.

Designed For Delivery, Driven By Scale

The West of Orkney Windfarm has the potential to power more than two million homes and deliver long-term economic benefits to communities across the north of Scotland.

The web site says that the target for first power generation is  2029.

In How Long Does It Take To Build An Offshore Wind Farm?, I said that it typically takes between six and eight years to for consent to commissioning for an offshore wind farm.

So with consent in 2023, commissioning in 2029 could be possible.

October 31, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,


  1. Build out time is 2-3 years we’ve really got to speed up the approvals and consent process as we need wind energy now not in seven years time

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | October 31, 2022 | Reply

    • I think that we’ll see some speed up.

      BW Udeol’s floating substations will speed things up, in addition to floating wind farms, as the lifts are done in a dock.

      I always remember a project manager telling me, that 4000 tonne cranes sped up assembly of oil and gas platforms.

      Comment by AnonW | October 31, 2022 | Reply

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