Salamander invites Peterhead to wind-farm consults  

Salamander, to be developed 35km off the coast of Peterhead, will generate enough green energy to power 100,000 Scottish homes. (Courtesy: Salamander Floating Wind)

The Salamander offshore wind joint venture is holding consultations allowing people to speak with the project team. The consultations will also be available virtually on the Salamander website until Friday, June 23.

Salamander is a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7 that will support the local supply chain and create jobs.

Salamander, to be developed 35 km off the coast of Peterhead, will generate enough green energy to power 100,000 Scottish homes. The joint venture aims to begin construction in 2026.

“We’re holding these consultation events so that local residents can learn more about this innovative development taking place on their doorsteps and be proud to be part of it. We also want to hear any ideas or concerns from the community so that we can take these into account at an early stage,” said Huw Bell, Salamander project director.

“Salamander presents an exciting opportunity for the Scottish energy sector and will serve a crucial role in the progression towards our decarbonization goals,” Bell said.

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 a smaller-scale, as 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 11GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the UK government’s target of 5GW of operational floating offshore wind by the same date.

The virtual and in-person public exhibitions will give the public an opportunity to complete a feedback form where comments and questions on the proposal, as well as any requests for further information, can be submitted directly to the project team.