Surveys are a key part of the consenting and engineering design stages before construction can begin. A wide range of surveys have been completed to get to the stage of a fully consented project and more are ongoing and planned.
The detailed survey campaign across the whole project during 2019 will be used for modelling and design work during 2020. Therefore, in 2020 there will be limited further survey effort to inform engineering design. In the lead up to construction further detailed surveys will be needed to finalise construction planning. Further environmental surveys to inform the next planning stages will commence in late 2020. Offshore and onshore a new series of ecological surveys will begin, including surveys covering mammals and bird species.
More detail will be shared here when a construction timetable is confirmed.
We keep up to date records and notices of any ongoing offshore work in the Moray West wind farm area. Please check our "Notice to mariners" area with the news pages for more information.