Salamander sets wind-farm consultations 

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The Salamander offshore wind joint venture is holding consultations allowing people to speak with the project team. The consultations were available virtually on the Salamander website until 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 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead, will generate enough green energy to power 100,000 Scottish homes. (Courtesy: Salamander Floating Wind)

Salamander, to be developed 35 kilometers 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,” said Huw Bell, Salamander project director. “We also want to hear any ideas or concerns from the community so that we can take these into account at an early stage.”

“Salamander presents an exciting opportunity for the Scottish energy sector and will serve a crucial role in the progression towards our decarbonization goals,” he 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 11 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the U.K. government’s target of 5 GW of operational floating offshore wind by the same date. 

The virtual and in-person public exhibitions were designed to 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.

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