Published: 06/06/2024

BlueFloat | Renantis Partnership’s Broadshore Hub and Bellrock offshore wind farm are pleased to have worked with ten other projects in the East and Northeast ScotWind regions to produce a report examining potential regional ornithological compensation measures that could be deployed at scale and contribute to the increased resilience of seabird populations in Scotland.

This important study was carried out by Royal HaskoningDHV, HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited with input from NiMa Consultants and highlights the challenge the industry is facing in delivering at scale under the current regulations. The report, Development of Ornithology Regional Compensation Measures, is available here.

The developers are pleased that The Scottish Government has launched its Joint Environmental Accelerator Project (JEAP) initiative and are keen to continue the proactive, collaborative work to ensure these projects deliver real environmental benefit as well as delivering Net Zero.

Collectively, we believe that significant focus on this issue is essential to deliver Scotland’s 2045 net zero targets and realise the wider benefits of offshore wind through ScotWind.

Continued collaboration between all stakeholder groups to devise a practicable and appropriate approach to compensation measures is vital if our net zero, energy security, and local supply chain ambitions are to become reality.

The projects that have collaborated in this important study are: Broadshore, Bellrock, Ossian, Morven, CampionWind, MarramWind, Muir Mhòr, Ayre, Bowdun, Stromar, Caledonia and Buchan.


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