SMartWind’s Project One Waiting for Approval
The 3 month process for the Examining Authority to write a recommendation for SMartWind’s Project One in the Hornsea Zone concluded last month. The report from the Examining Authority sets out their conclusions on the application, including giving reasons for those conclusions.
The report will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who then makes the decision on, or before, 10th December 2014 on whether to grant development consent or to refuse it.
Project One represents the first project to be developed in the Hornsea Zone with a total generation capacity of 1,200 MW. The promoter of Project One is SMart Wind while the joint applicants for the Development Consent Order (DCO) for Project One are Heron Wind Limited, Njord Limited and Vi Aura Limited. These companies are owned jointly by Mainstream, Siemens and Dong Energy.