Buchan Offshore Wind Partnership

Mar 18, 2024

Buchan Offshore Wind supports Peterhead FC Community Foundation (PFCCF) Community Coaches.

We are delighted to announce our new community coach partnership with Bucan Offshore Wind, hear from them on this exciting new development :

Buchan Offshore Wind, the developer of a floating offshore wind farm located 75 km offshore from the Aberdeenshire Coast, are delighted to partner with Peterhead FC Community Foundation.

As a responsible project developer, engaging with local communities is a priority for Buchan Offshore Wind. The company will directly support the brilliant work of the Peterhead FC Community Foundation within Peterhead and across wider Aberdeenshire as a community coaches partner, helping to deliver high quality programmes supporting education, fitness, and well-being.

Gavin Mundle, Chairperson of Peterhead FC Community Foundation commented: “We are hugely grateful for the trust and support we have received from Buchan Offshore Wind, which will enable us to extend our successful Partner Schools programme, as well as further services for the most in need in Aberdeenshire. Our Partner Schools programme educates and inspires young people across Aberdeenshire to develop healthy lifestyles with improvement in motivation, confidence, and attendance. We value partnerships that enable our vital work in the community, and we look forward to a long relationship with such a committed partner as Buchan Offshore Wind.”

Alasdair MacLeod, Project Director at Buchan Offshore Wind commented: “Supporting local communities is an essential part within our project development process. We are delighted to partner with the Peterhead FC Community Foundation and provide funding to help deliver their strategic plan and vision of inspiring, educating, and empowering the local community through the power of sport.”

About Our New Partners:

Buchan Offshore Wind is the developer of a floating offshore wind farm located 75 km northeast of Fraserburgh on the Aberdeenshire Coast with a capacity of around 1 GW. The project is currently at Development stage and has received its Offshore Scoping Opinion from the Scottish Government. An Onshore Scoping Opinion will be sought in the near future.

The partners are BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy business with UK offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh; Elicio, an experienced Belgian offshore wind developer, owner and operator; and BW Ideol, a proven floating technology leader and international floating wind project co-developer.

The consortium brings together three companies with highly significant, relevant and complementary expertise, which has the potential to accelerate the development of floating wind and bring significant levels of employment to Scotland through its commitment to local manufacturing of the wind turbines’ concrete foundations.

For more information on Buchan Offshore Wind visit www.buchanoffshorewind.com

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