ORJIP Offshore Wind

Reducing the consenting risk for offshore wind farm developments to better inform consenting authorities on the true environmental risk of offshore wind

ORJIP

 

About the Programme

Before a wind farm can be built, developers must be awarded consent but consenting decisions depend on the risk of environmental impact. Developers must prove that the risk to the environment is minimal.

The Offshore Wind, Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) was set up in 2012 by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS (then DECC), The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and 16 offshore wind developers.

The objective of ORJIP is to reduce the consenting risk for offshore wind farm developments funding research projects to better inform consenting authorities on the true environmental risk of offshore wind ORJIP is trying to:

  • Fund research to improve our understanding of the effects of offshore wind on the marine environment
  • Reduce the risk of not getting, or delaying consent
  • Reduce the risk of getting consent with conditions that reduce viability of the project


Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the ORJIP projects.

ORJIP Structure

The Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) is a joint industry project involving the Carbon Trust, Marine Scotland, The Crown Estate, The Crown Estate Scotland and offshore wind developers.

Each project undertaken through ORJIP Offshore Wind is also supported by an advisory expert panel which includes leading experts from Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, academics and other organisations.

ORJIP Partners

 

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