The wind farm’s export cables will come ashore at the former Cockenzie Power Station site on the Firth of Forth coastline in East Lothian. Inch Cape secured Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) for the proposed onshore transmission works in February 2019 and signed a land agreement with East Lothian Council thereafter. Its coastal location and close proximity to the existing grid connection minimises disruption to the local communities and countryside. 

Work has now started on site with principal contactor Siemens lemants leading the operation.  RJ McLeod, a leading Scottish civil engineering company, is currently undertaking enabling works at the site in order to prepare for the main construction programme.

Arial view of the Inch Cape onshore substation site under construction August 2023

Visualisation of the Onshore Works' current proposed design.