.......enough to make the proposed White Cross offshore wind farm economically viable, in the view of Flotation Energy Ltd and its partner Cobra Wind International, which is Spanish-controlled and developed the the largest offshore wind farm -Kincardine offshore wind farm, 50 Mw capacity.
Project Manager Alister and Stakeholder Lead Jess gave Coastwise members a well-presented overview of the proposed development which will be approx. 40Km WNW of Hartland Point. There was a lot of interest, many questions and a very good discussion, and FEL does seem to be in a real consultation mode, inviting comments and local data (website https://whitecrossoffshorewind.com) to be sent to it which will be passed to its consultants. The main environmental consultant seems to be Royal HaskoningDSV, which does have a good reputation to maintain.
The presentation can be viewed online below, but the development is in 60-80m water depth, with 5 * 300m tall 10MW turbines supplying power for approx. 135K households (roughly North Devon and Torridge population areas - my estimate). The onshore connection is planned to be at E.Yelland, and the landfall has been changed , reflecting environmental input, to between Braunton Burrows and the golf course.