First Flight Wind Ltd, a consortium comprising B9 Energy, DONG Energy and RES, planning to build a marine windfarm of the coast of County Down, has announced today that a geophysical survey, which was due to start later this month, is being delayed to later in 2014 or early 2015.
A spokesperson for the group said: “In the areas we were intending to survey we had agreed disturbance payments with fishermen for them to remove their pots. We are grateful for their co-operation and we shall, of course, be honouring these agreements.
“The board believes the project holds great potential for Northern Ireland and, subject to consent, can be delivered to support Northern Ireland’s energy ambitions. It remains committed to working with all stakeholders to achieve this objective and to working with DETI to support the development of the Electricity Market Reform arrangements in Northern Ireland during 2014.”