Beatrice OWF UXO Survey Starts This Month

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BOWL will be undertaking a unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, scheduled to start in early January 2015.

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) is the joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables (50%), Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (25%) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP; 25%).

The site is located in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank. It is approximately 13.5km from the Caithness coastline. The development site will cover an approximate area of 131.5km² and potentially generate up to 664MW of renewable energy.

The survey is being conducted ahead of planned geotechnical surveys, to identify seabed ground conditions and the presence or absence of seabed unexploded ordnance for the nearshore extent of the offshore export cable route.

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