DP Energy and SBM Offshore have taken a significant step forward in their joint venture project, Nova East Wind, by appointing Stantec as the lead environmental consultant. The proposed Nova East Wind project is a floating offshore wind farm with a capacity ranging from 300MW to 400MW, planned to be situated approximately 20km to 30km off the coast of Goldboro, Nova Scotia.
Stantec's local office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will spearhead the efforts to conduct environmental appraisal and secure the necessary consents for Nova East Wind. This critical role will encompass a comprehensive assessment of the potential impacts of the project on the surrounding environment, encompassing the sea, land, wildlife, and the human environment.
Anne-Marie Belliveau, the project manager for Nova East Wind, expressed her satisfaction with the appointment, stating, “This is a significant milestone for the Nova East Wind project, and we are delighted that the project will benefit from the expertise and experience offered by the Stantec team. With this key appointment, we are progressing on the path to deliver Nova East Wind and providing Nova Scotia with renewable power from Offshore Floating Wind.”
The Nova East Wind project holds promise for contributing to Nova Scotia's renewable energy goals, and Stantec's involvement as the lead environmental consultant marks a crucial development in ensuring the project's adherence to environmental standards and regulatory requirements.