SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP selects RPS for ScotWind environmental assessment

15 Jun 2022

RPS will carry out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) for SSE Renewables and their partners, the Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

We have a 20-year history delivering renewables projects in the United Kingdom. Our teams based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen are currently leading the offshore consenting and licence activities for SSE Renewables on the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm project in Scotland, and this new project marks a continuation of the strong relationship between our two organisations.

Nicola Simpson, Technical director, Offshore Wind, said, “We are pleased to be working with SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP on this important project, aiming for progress towards net-zero and supporting Scotland’s goals for fixed and floating offshore wind farms.

The ScotWind offshore wind leasing process was the first in Scotland in over a decade, with 17 projects selected out of 74 applications. Development will support the Scottish government’s ambitions of delivering 25GW of electricity from offshore wind. More than half of this capacity will come from floating offshore wind.

The SSE Renewables-Marubeni-CIP partnership also plan to invest in various initiatives to benefit the Scottish economy, supporting the supply chain, energy transition from oil and gas, and the local community.

About RPS

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000+ consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries, across all six continents, RPS defines, designs and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource scarce world.

RPS’ extensive offshore wind experience includes 20 years at the forefront of the industry, working across the UK, wider Europe, America, Australia and Asia. We have worked on both floating offshore wind and fixed foundation offshore wind projects, and we have deep experience in the provision of technical consultancy and operational support for the energy sector.

Past and present projects include sector firsts such as the world’s largest offshore wind farms, Hornsea One, Two and Three. We are currently delivering the Round 4 EIA and HRA for the bp and EnBW consortium in the UK and supporting the offshore approvals for Australia’s first offshore wind development, Star of the South. We are also providing marine subject matter expertise to support Vineyard Wind, the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind energy project, and have been selected as ESIA consultant for Equinor’s Firefly floating offshore wind project in South Korea.

RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.

RPS’ London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L.  

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Kevin Linnane

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Ruth De Silva - Associate Director, Offshore Wind Scotland

Ruth De Silva

Associate Director - Offshore Wind Scotland T: 01291 645010 Email
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