21 May '13, 9pm

Marine Life Unhindered by Offshore Wind Farm, Study Says

Renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has published the results of a post-consent ecological study, called the Marine Environment Monitoring Programme (MEMP), that monitored marine life on a UK offshore wind farm. The study has been ongoing since 2007. Key findings include a lack of significant impact on birds, sea mammals and benthic organisms (small creatures that live on the sea bed, such as sea slugs, worms and cockles) even during the construction phase, the consultancy said. The wind farm, Robin Rigg, is German developer E.ON Climate & Renewables ’ third offshore wind farm, and the first commercial offshore wind farm in Scottish waters. It features 60 3-MW Vestas turbines connected with subsea cables that extend 2 kilometers (km) to an offshore substation. MEMP covered the wind farm’s preconstruction (2001-2007) and construction (2007-2010) phases and first oper...

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