Firm wants to build 400 turbines in firth
AN ENERGY company has revealed plans for more than 400 wind turbines in the Moray Firth.
Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (Morl) has applied to Scottish ministers for permission to build up to 417 of the green-energy structures – with 1,500 megawatts of generating capacity – on three windfarm sites. Campaigners hit out at the scheme – but one councillor hopes the plans will create jobs.
In 2010, the Crown Estate gave Morl – a joint venture between EDP Renewables and SeaEnergy Renewables – exclusive rights to develop turbines in a specified zone in the Outer Moray Firth. In the early stages of the plan, the firm said the scheme would involve more than 200 turbines – but the latest application doubles that figure.
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