Salamander launches second round of public consultations in Peterhead

Salamander launches second round of public consultations in Peterhead
Date 14/11/2023
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Salamander launches second round of public consultations in Peterhead

The Salamander floating offshore wind project is holding a second series of public consultation events in Peterhead, Scotland, later this month (21st / 22nd November).

Salamander is set to be developed 35 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead. The project, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, aims to begin construction in 2027.

The first round of consultation events took place in June, and following initial feedback from the local community, the project team is now inviting residents to see updated plans for the windfarm.

The in-person consultation events will take place from 10am – 7pm on Tuesday 21 November at Balmoor Stadium in Peterhead, and from 10am – 4pm on Wednesday 22 November at Crimond Medical and Community Hub. The consultation will also be open virtually via the Salamander website between Monday 20 November and Sunday 3 December.

Each event will give people the opportunity to speak with the project team to hear the latest proposal updates and request any further information.

Hugh Yendole, project development director for Salamander said: “The feedback provided by the Peterhead and Crimond communities in our initial round of consultations was incredibly valuable. Not only did it allow us to address concerns at an early stage, but also identify local companies who are keen to be part of the project and recognise the incredible opportunity it will create for the northeast of Scotland.

“We now want to show residents we have listened to and incorporated their thoughts into our planning and will keep local companies and people at the heart of this crucial development. Scotland’s decarbonisation targets are quickly approaching and Salamander can play a key role in ensuring we are prepared.”

The project is a stepping-stone to the large-scale floating offshore wind projects coming to Scotland in the near future. It has been designed to give Scottish companies the opportunity to roll out new technologies at commercial scale, before they prepare to expand their operations. This means local companies will be best placed to compete for contracts and create sustainable, long-term jobs.

Salamander will also help deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 11 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the UK government’s target of 5 GW of operational floating offshore wind by the same date.

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About Salamander Floating Offshore Wind 

The 100MW Salamander floating wind project, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, will be a major contributor to ensuring the UK government’s target of delivering 5GW of operational floating offshore wind by 2030 is both achievable and to the maximum benefit of public and private stakeholders. 

The pioneering project, located 35km off Peterhead on the East Coast of Scotland, is designed to provide the Scottish supply chain with an early capacity development opportunity, enabling it to play a much greater role in subsequent large-scale floating offshore wind buildout.  

The project will deploy innovative and cutting-edge floating offshore wind technologies to support the cost reduction and learning journey needed for the commercial deployment of floating offshore wind. 

In May, Salamander signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.

The 100MW project will be a contributor in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s target 11GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the UK Government’s target of 5GW of operational floating offshore wind by the same date.

Further information concerning the proposed floating offshore wind farm can be found at:

About Ørsted 

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Globally, Ørsted is the market leader in offshore wind and it is constructing the world’s biggest offshore wind farms off the UK’s East Coast.

Ørsted is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A-List as a global leader on climate action and was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,000 people, including over 1,100 in the UK.

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About Simply Blue Group

Simply Blue Group, headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a leading blue economy developer focused on replacing fossil fuels with clean ocean energy. It develops pioneering blue economy projects – offshore wind, sustainable fuels, marine energy, carbon dioxide removal and low-impact aquaculture – all in harmony with the oceans. The company has a pipeline of over 10GW of offshore wind projects across the globe.

Simply Blue Group is committed to creating new economic opportunities for coastal communities, and developing projects that co-exist with sustainable fisheries and marine conservation.

With a passionate team of over 100 people, Simply Blue Group has offices in Cork, Dublin, Newquay, Pembrokeshire, Edinburgh, Bilbao, and Nova Scotia.

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About Subsea7 

Subsea7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry.  Subsea7 makes offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy. It creates sustainable value by delivering the offshore energy transition solutions the world needs, for today and tomorrow. 

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