This Environmental Statement (ES) has been prepared on behalf of West Islay Tidal Energy Park Ltd by DP Marine Energy Ireland Ltd (DPME), who together with DEME Blue Energy NV form the joint venture partnership for the West Islay Tidal Energy Park (WITEP) project. The ES is submitted in support of an application for consent for the WITEP project (the “Project”), a proposed development of a tidal energy park covering an area of approximately 2.28 km2 around 6km off the south-west coast of the island of Islay in Argyll and Bute in Scotland.
The proposed Project comprises of between 15 and 30 tidal energy convertors (TECs) delivering a maximum installed capacity of 30MW together with the associated infrastructure required to export the generated energy to the shore on Islay. The TECs will be horizontal axis open rotor devices, each with an output of between 1.0 and 2.0MW. The infrastructure will include the inter-array cabling, marshalling hub and up to three subsea export cables to mean high water springs (MHWS) mark on Islay. The site location and subsea export cable route to Islay is shown in Figure 1.1.
- Legislative & Policy Context
- Site Selection Process and Alternatives Considered
- The Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Statement & Consultation
- Project Description
- Physical Environment
- Benthic Ecology
- Natural Fish
- Shipping & Navigation
- Landscape & Seascape Visual
- Traffic & Transport
- Recreation and Amenity
- Summary of Impacts, Mitigation and Monitoring