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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

Argyll Array Project Update #3

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Please see below your regular update on the proposed Argyll Array offshore windfarm.

General Update

We continue to work on placing a large number of contracts. We recently appointed our legal advisors, and are close to awarding contracts for a call-off arrangement for bird/marine mammal survey vessels. The next contracts to be placed will be for lead environmental consultancy and technical advice. Our vessel-based bird and marine mammal surveys continue, and we have just completed an Autumn bird survey using radar.

SPR Community Liaison Officer, Tiree

The deadline for applications for this position has now passed.

We received a number of good quality applications, and are discussing these with internal colleagues. We will be in touch shortly to invite successful candidates to interview.

Survey

Since our public exhibition in September, we have been conducting a survey of island opinions on our project. A hard copy of this survey was available in issue 478 of An Tirisdeach, It can also be completed online at www.argyllarray.com If you have not already filled one in, we would encourage you to complete the survey. It is anonymous, and we will present the aggregated results in An Tirisdeach.

The postal address for surveys:
Morna Cannon, ScottishPower Renewables, 4th Floor, 1 Atlantic Quay, GLASGOW, G2 8JB.