THE Salamander floating offshore wind project is gearing up for a second series of public consultations in Peterhead, Scotland, scheduled for later this month on November 21st and 22nd.
Situated 35 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, Salamander is a collaborative effort between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, with construction expected to commence in 2027.
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Following the initial round of consultations held in June, the project team, buoyed by valuable feedback from the local community, is now extending an invitation to residents to review updated plans for the windfarm.
In-person consultation events will be hosted from 10 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 21, at Balmoor Stadium in Peterhead and from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, November 22, at Crimond Medical and Community Hub. Additionally, the consultation will be accessible virtually via the Salamander website from Monday, November 20, to Sunday, December 3.
Attendees at these events will have the opportunity to engage with the project team, gaining insights into the latest proposal updates and seeking further information.
Hugh Yendole, Project Development Director for Salamander, expressed the significance of the community’s input, stating, “The feedback provided by the Peterhead and Crimond communities in our initial round of consultations was incredibly valuable. Not only did it allow us to address concerns at an early stage, but it also helped us identify local companies eager to be part of the project, recognizing the incredible opportunity it will create for the northeast of Scotland.”
Yendole further emphasised the commitment to incorporating local thoughts into planning, keeping the community and businesses at the forefront of this pivotal development. He noted that Salamander plays a crucial role in aligning with Scotland’s decarbonization targets and ensures preparedness for the impending large-scale floating offshore wind projects in the region.
Designed to serve as a stepping-stone for Scottish companies, Salamander offers the chance to deploy new technologies at a commercial scale, positioning local businesses to compete for contracts and create sustainable, long-term employment opportunities. Additionally, the project aligns with the Scottish Government’s goal of achieving 11 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the UK government’s target of 5 GW of operational floating offshore wind by the same date.
For further details on the proposed floating offshore wind farm, visit www.salamanderfloatingwind.com.