Tocardo Tidal Power (Tocardo) is planning to deploy a Temporary Floating Structure (TFS) which will have a single T2 tidal turbine attached (275kW capacity) at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) Fall of Warness tidal test site in March 2017. The device is anticipated to be operational for up to 18 months and will be sited at a temporary location within the test site, utilising Scotrenewables’ SR250 cable. This Project–specific Environmental Monitoring Programme (PEMP) has been prepared to support the following necessary licence applications:
- Marine Licence under Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, Part 4 Marine Licensing;
- Licence to disturb marine species (EPS licence) under The Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1994; and
- Licence to disturb basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (W&CA)
This PEMP should be read in parallel with the Project Information Summary (PIS) (Tocardo, 2017) which includes details of the proposal, and the project components.