Stephenson Halliday is delighted with the approval of the West Islay Tidal Energy Park this week by Scottish Ministers.
We assisted our client DP Marine Energy to deliver the tidal energy park, consisting of up to 15 surface-piercing devices (comprising up to 30 tidal turbines below the sea surface) located approximately 5.4km off the south-west coast of Islay, Argyll and Bute. The development will have a generating capacity of up to 30MWh; enough to power the equivalent of approximately 18,000 homes.
Stephenson Halliday first became involved in the project in 2012.We prepared the Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA) which formed part of the ES submission in 2013. We also prepared supporting material for public exhibition and the consultation process during the EIA.