Project Erebus Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Closes 19 Oct 2022

Opened 7 Sep 2022

Overview

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2007

PROJECT EREBUS FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Notice is hereby given that Blue Gem Wind Ltd of Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN, has furnished Natural Resources Wales (“NRW”) with further information in relation to the above application pursuant to regulation 14 of the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (‘the EIA Regulations’). Notice of the application and the environmental statement was published on 16/02/2022 and 23/02/2022.

Blue Gem Wind Ltd  has applied to NRW for a marine licence under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The project also requires EIA consent and is subject to the requirement for an environmental impact assessment (‘EIA’) under the EIA Regulations. An environmental statement has been prepared by the applicant.

The application is for a demonstration scale Floating Offshore Wind development located approximately 35km southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline, covering an area of 43.5km2. The Project comprises 6-10 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) with a total generating capacity up to 100 MW. The offshore export cable links the array area to landfall at West Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire.  

Copies of the further information are available for public inspection free of charge during normal office hours of at Haverfordwest Library, 20 Swansquare, Haverfordwest, SA61 2AN for a period of 42 days from 07/09/2022.

Copies of the further information can also be obtained online from our public register. You can search for the documents using the application reference number ORML2170.

If printed copies of the above documents are requested, a charge not exceeding reasonable copying costs may be payable. 

Give us your views

Any person wishing to make representations regarding the further information should do so by writing to NRW at the Permitting Service, Natural Resources Wales, Cambria House, 29 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0TP or by email to marinelicensing@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk by 19 October 2022. Representations must be in writing, dated and clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of the person making the representation.

Please quote reference number ORML2170 in all correspondence.

Representations received from members of the public will be dealt with in accordance with Schedule 5 of the EIA Regulations. Copies of written representations received by NRW will be sent to the applicant and may also be made publicly available. 

NRW is an appropriate authority under the EIA Regulations and has been delegated functions as the appropriate licensing authority by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. In determining the application, NRW may grant EIA consent for the project; grant EIA consent for the project with conditions attached; or, refuse EIA consent for the project.

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