WSP to assess environmental impact of CampionWind
WSP, one of the UK’s leading engineering and environmental professional services consultancies, is to assess the environmental impact of the proposed CampionWind offshore floating windfarm secured as part of the ScotWind leasing process in Scotland on behalf of ScottishPower Renewables and Shell.
Alongside the proposed MarramWind windfarm, CampionWind would be among the world’s first large-scale commercial floating offshore windfarms and could bring enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than six million UK homes.
WSP will provide key front-end services, including Environmental Impact Assessment, stakeholder engagement and consultation support, advising on onshore works as well as supporting wider consents and licensing requirements.
Richard Eakin, Project Director for CampionWind, said: “We’re really pleased to have WSP on board, bringing its industry expertise and knowledge to help us deliver these exciting projects, which will help transform the offshore wind industry and have the potential to power the equivalent of more than six million homes with clean, green electricity.
“This contract award also highlights the potential supply chain opportunities our ScotWind projects will offer, and we look forward to working with companies across the supply chain to deliver jobs, investment and a clean energy future for us all.”
Ian Cromie, Senior Vice President for Environment and Infrastructure at WSP, said: “It’s fantastic to be supporting ScottishPower and Shell on these innovative clean energy projects. This will be a step-change in the future of large-scale, offshore floating windfarms and the technology and the will to see projects like these come to fruition is accelerating.
“The contract builds on Wood E&I’s extensive track record of supporting offshore wind and other major infrastructure projects from an environmental, engineering and technical perspective in the development phase and through the project lifecycle globally.”
Barry Cowell, Head of Earth and Environment at WSP, said: “As the UK works to develop its offshore wind capacity to deliver our energy transition and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it will be essential that these initiatives simultaneously protect the habitats and environments in which they are built.
“We’re excited to be working on sector-leading projects like MarramWind and CampionWind, to deliver a clean future for Scottish communities.”