Havbredey News

Community Liaison Officer
We are looking for a Community Liaison Officer to support the development of our Spiorad na Mara offshore wind project, which is proposed to be developed 5-13km off the west coast of Lewis. The project is a joint venture between Northland Power (75.5%) and ESB (24.5%).
Planning Application for temporary Meteorological (Met) Mast
Further to our wind monitoring update issued on 16 April 2024, the project has submitted a planning application to install a temporary Met Mast on land, at a coastal location north-west of Barvas. If planning is approved, the Met Mast could be in place by the end of the summer and remain there for up to three […]
Coming Soon – Project Update
At the end of May/early June, we will be publishing an extensive project update on the progress of Spiorad na Mara.
Wind monitoring update
An important part of the design and development process for Spiorad na Mara includes the need to better understand the wind profile on the Isle of Lewis.
Vessel Traffic Survey
On 21st February 2024, we commenced a survey of shipping traffic movements in the area of the proposed Spiorad na Mara offshore wind project. The survey is expected to run for 14 days.
Wind and wave resource monitoring begins
During the week commencing Monday 23 October, the project will be deploying a Floating LiDAR (FLiDAR), to collect wind resource data, within the project site area
Public information events update
Here is a summary of the recent feedback received, which will be taken into account as we look forward to more events during the months and years ahead.
Spiorad na Mara newsletter summer ’23
We’re delighted to share with you the latest news and information on the proposed Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm project. We’ve been making real progress and in this, our first newsletter, we feature a wide range of recently completed and ongoing activities, and we take a look at what’s coming up in the months […]
Public information events – June 2023
We're holding a total of four face-to-face public exhibitions, during which members of the local community can receive an update on the latest progress made on the project, and information on what is planned over the months ahead.
Press Release: Northland Power announces partnership with ESB
Agreement for sale of 24.5% stake in Spiorad na Mara and Havbredey projects. Northland to retain a majority equity stake in each project. GLASGOW, May 10, 2023 Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) has signed definitive agreements with ESB for a 24.5% interest in its ScotWind portfolio (Spiorad na Mara and Havbredey). Northland will […]
Spiorad na Mara 2023 Survey Area
Information gathered will provide detailed understanding of site conditions Surveys are required to inform the project design and Environmental Impact Assessment process GLASGOW, May 2, 2023 Offshore investigation surveys are set to begin across the site of Spiorad na Mara, a proposed fixed-bottom offshore wind project in an area approximately 5-13 kilometres off the west […]
Press Release: Northland Power unveils new names and brand identities for ScotWind projects
Project names and branding designed by Stornoway-based agency following local research and consultation Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI), a global power producer dedicated to helping the clean energy transition, today unveiled new names, brands, and websites for its two Scottish offshore wind projects. The two proposed projects, located off the coast […]
Northland supply chain in Scotland
Northland is committed to supporting the Scottish and UK supply chain and will work in close partnership with local businesses and suppliers to ensure that opportunities are realised. Northland is keen to support the development of a new offshore wind supply chain in the west of Scotland. This will benefit local suppliers and the surrounding […]
The origins of the wind farm names
Spiorad na Mara Set in an area approximately 5-13 kilometres off the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, the site of ‘Spiorad na Mara’ (Gaelic for Spirit of the Sea) neighbours the unique coastline of western Lewis. This area has deep connections with the seafaring industry. The wind farm’s brand identity is a tribute […]
Northland Power in Scotland
ScotWind was the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade. The ScotWind leasing process enabled developers to apply for seabed rights to plan and build windfarms in Scottish waters. The result is that there are now 20 offshore wind projects with option agreements confirmed, which together total up to 27.6GW of […]
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