This is the Non-Technical Summary (NTS) for the Environmental Statement (ES) (and accompanying Navigational Safety Risk Assessment – NSRA) which has been prepared in support of applications made by Aquamarine Power Limited (Aquamarine Power) under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and Section 36 of the Electricity Act (1989) for the 2.4MW Oyster 2 Array wave energy project.
The complete Oyster 2 Array is a project at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Billia Croo, Orkney, which comprises 3 Oyster wave energy converters (Oyster 2a, Oyster 2b and Oyster 2c) each rated at 800 kW with a combined project rating of 2.4MW.
The ES and NSRA report the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and NSRA of the second phase of the Oyster 2 Array wave energy project. Phase 2 comprises:
- Seabed preparation;
- Oyster 2b and Oyster 2c wave energy converter flaps;
- Rock anchors used to position the wave energy converters during installation;
- Wave energy converter latching anchors; and
- Interconnecting pipelines and associated stabilisation anchors.