Xodus Group will be working with MeyGen Ltd to provide further environmental support for a major tidal project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland.
Up to 86 1MW tidal turbines are planned for Phase 1 of the project. The turbines will be located in approximately 1.1km2 of the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Scotland between Caithness on the Scottish mainland and the Island of Stroma. The electricity generated from the project will be exported onshore for transmission to the national grid.
Xodus is highly experienced in permit applications and environmental impact assessments.
“This is a significant project globally. Xodus has seen the potential of commercial scale wave and tidal projects in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters since it was first touted more than a decade ago,” said marine renewables specialist, Liz Foubister. “Working with MeyGen has allowed the company to fully utilize its broad range of capabilities in this sector and has enabled the growth of not only our team but also our technical expertise and service offering.”
The group now boasts more than 25 offshore renewable energy clients and is committed to developing its low carbon and renewables business. The Low Carbon team is working on a number of local and international projects to help make wave, tidal and offshore wind power a sustainable reality.
“The relationship with the Xodus project team throughout the whole EIA process has been exceptional and they have produced an Environmental Statement that everyone involved can be very proud of,” said MeyGen’s Environment and Consents Manager, Ed Rollings.