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1 Peter Clibbon NEG Micon – turbine manufacturers GREP (Global Renewable Energy Partners)

2 NEG Micon EPC experience on 4 offshore sites Turbine trialing

3 30 turbines, each 3+ MegaWatt capacity Investment of ca. £100 million Supply half local electricity demand Reduce pollution by 1/8 th power station Build in if consents obtained Kentish Flats

4 Programme Autumn 2001 to Summer 2002 i.EIA, Public consultation, Engineering studies Summer 2002 to Spring 2003 i.Consenting, Engineering design ii.Tendering, ordering components. Winter 2003 to Summer 2004 i.Build Turbines, ii.Route and bury sea/land cables iii.Build new electrical infrastructure.

5 LONDON Margate Sheppey WINDFARM WHITSTABLE Thames Estuary 10 km to East Pier (Bretts) 6.6 miles

6 LONDON Margate Sheppey WINDFARM WHITSTABLE Thames Estuary 60 km to the edge of LONDON

7 LONDON Margate Thames Estuary Shipping Lanes

8 LONDON Margate Thames Estuary Shipping Lanes Protect Areas

9 LONDON Margate Thames Estuary Shipping Lanes Protect Areas

10 LONDON Margate Thames Estuary Shipping Lanes Protect Areas

11 Hunger for information from public Ease a political decision in our favour Consult stat-bods to hone EIA to main issues, and to focus consultants’ SoW Talk to ‘everybody’ to make sure there are no show-stoppers Why consult widely?

12 farther away from peoples’ homes noise offshore is ‘public’ space with history of resource exploitation Why is offshore different?

13 34,000 distributed 700 forms returned 86% in favour Main concerns: - visibility, noise, - disturbance 150 further interest Leaflet drop

14 Open Public Meetings

15 150 people sent reply slips wishing to participate in future meetings Informal, issue-specific meetings according to greatest concerns : a)Noise, construction disturbance, economics b)Visibility, operational issues Special Interest Meetings

16 Pro-active media strategy

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19 Main concerns: Visibility Noise ‘thin edge of the wedge’ SOS Whitstable

20 Specific issue consultation Fishermen Port Authorities (POLA, Medway) Radar Birds (stat and non-statutory bodies)

21 Get allies working for you – e.g. FOE Pro-active media campaign Radiate transparency Make yourself available Lessons learned

22 Last thoughts Always play your best cards: Government policy is in your favour Alternatives – nuclear, more coal, gas Protection of the environment


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