Converter Station & Cables
NorthConnect has received planning consent for the converter station on the ‘Fourfields’ site near Boddam, Peterhead and cable route connecting the converter station to the Peterhead substation. Aberdeenshire Council unanimously voted to approve the planning application at their meeting on the 27th August 2015.
NorthConnect are currently working to the Interim Consultation Plan and are working on a consultation plan for the HVDC cable route.
The planning process for the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables that will transmit electricity between Scotland and Norway under the North Sea, started in 2016.
In order to complete an environmental impact assessment, a number of surveys will be undertaken which will consider a full range of environmental and socio-economic impacts in order to determine the exact route that the onshore and offshore cable will take. This includes seabed surveys, bird surveys and ecology surveys.
The Environmental Statement is available to read here.
The Planning Consent is available here.