Argyll Array Project Update #4

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General Update

We continue to work on placing a large number of contracts. We are about to kick off the process for appointing Lead Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultants and consultants to carry out a preliminary route evaluation for the export cable.

Last month we met with Marine Scotland and gave them a general update on the project. We agreed to meet with them again once our Lead EIA consultants are appointed, in order to discuss methodology for the range of studies on potential impacts of the project.

Interviews are currently being held for the SPR Community Liaison Officer, Tiree position. We hope to make an appointment this month. Our survey is now closed for Tiree, but is still open on Coll (as it was launched much later on Coll). We will close the Coll survey shortly and will then begin to look at results.

Careers

The Crown Estate has recently launched a brochure on careers in offshore wind. This will be an incredibly useful resource for anyone wanting to get into the industry. It outlines the various specialisms within the industry, has case studies on people who work in the sector already, and indicates the qualifications which are required for a career in offshore wind. We currently only have a limited number of hard copies, all of which we will bring to the island next week. However, the brochure can also be viewed online here:
http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/career_in_offshore_wind_brochure.pdf

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