1. Lighthouse Lidar Lights Up Offshore Wind Farm Plans With Zero Downtime

    18 June 2018

    Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure thanks to a custom-built solution developed by SgurrEnergy (now Wood). This innovative solution not only negated the need for an independent offshore structure but the Lidar also took a comprehensive data set at heights from its installed location up to the projected turbine height, required no servicing and reported no major faults for the duration of the project. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Northern Lighthouse Board.

  2. ICOL continues to engage with onshore community

    14 May 2018

    In recent weeks following the Scottish Government’s decision to call-in ICOL’s onshore application for planning permission in principle, the project team has continued to engage with the local community. As well as meeting with the East Lothian Council, the team have also met with both Prestonpans and Port Seton & Cockenzie Community Councils, and local MSPs to discuss how best to work together moving forward to achieve best use of the land at the former Cockenzie Power Station.

  3. Scottish Government 'Calls-in' ICOL Onshore Planning Application

    11 April 2018

    The Scottish Government has called-in Inch Cape Offshore Limited’s application for planning permission in principle for onshore components of the wind farm development. The proposal and supporting Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which were submitted to East Lothian Council in early March, will now be assessed by planning ministers before a decision on whether permission is granted is confirmed.

  4. ICOL Submits new application for onshore planning permission in principle

    09 March 2018

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited has submitted a new application for planning permission in principle for onshore components of its offshore wind farm development, proposed at the former Cockenzie Power Station site. The application and supporting Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is now available at various locations across the local community (and here), for members of the public to review and consult with East Lothian Council.