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Islanders Attend Consultation Events for the West of Orkney Windfarm

There were 4 information and public consultations in Orkney about the proposed offshore windfarm west of Orkney: 2 in Kirkwall, 1 in Stromness and 1 in Hoy.

Offshore Wind Power Ltd plans to construct up to 125 fixed turbines.

Click on this link to read more about the project and about the company running it: West of Orkney Windfarm.

The location of the offshore windfarm is 30Km off the west coast of Orkney, 25Km north of the Sutherland coast.

It is proposed to have 5 offshore substations linked to the turbines with cables, There will also be 5 export cables.

The cables will come ashore in Sutherland and the 5 cables will go underground to a new substation at Spittal. It will connect up to the National Grid.

Connecting to a proposed Flotta Hydrogen Hub is not part of this plan. It is proposed to apply for that project at some other time.

There are still consultation events to be held in Spittal and Thurso:

Mon 28th Nov
Spittal Village Hall, Spittal, Caithness
4pm – 8pm

Tue 29th Nov 
Village Hall, Bettyhill, Thurso
 3pm – 7.30pm

Wed 30th Nov
North Coast Visitor Centre, High Street, Thurso
3pm – 7.30pm

Click on this link to access a short  Community & visitor questionnaire

Click on this link to access  a virtual public exhibition