Isle of Man warns offshore developers over shipping

Dong and Centrica have been warned by Isle of Man officials that a need to permanently divert ferry routes to Great Britain as a result of Irish Sea offshore wind farms would be “unacceptable”.

The threat comes as the two utility giants launch a series of local consultations regarding the 2.2GW Rhiannon project, the first to be carved out of their massive Round 3 Irish Sea zone.

Separately, Dong is also engaged in consultations for a proposed 750MW extension to its existing Walney project, also in the Irish Sea.

David Cretney, the Isle of Man’s infrastructure minister, has warned the utilities that as currently planned, their wind projects could significantly lengthen the ferry routes to Great Britain, which act as a lifeblood for Log in to read complete article.

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