Seagreen offshore wind project gets OK for onshore cable route

Posted On: 20-06-2020

The Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing. According to SSE, the works are expected to begin this summer. Electricity generated by the project’s turbines from over 27km off the coast will be transmitted via subsea cables to a landfall point at Carnoustie.Once ashore, it will be transmitted via 19km of underground cables to the site’s dedicated substation at Tealing. “Normally this would mark the beginning of drop-in events in local halls around the Angus area to share information on our plans and provide an opportunity for local residents to come and speak to us and ask any questions, however, this is currently not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Lis Royle, Seagreen’s Lead Consent