World’s biggest offshore windfarm gets go-ahead
PLANS for what could be the world’s largest offshore windfarm were backed yesterday by Highland councillors.
Up to 339 turbines could be erected in the Moray Firth, off Caithness, under the proposals for three projects, sitting side by side, by consortium Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd. The group, which comprises EDP Renewables and Repsol, estimates that up to 3,000 jobs could be created in Scotland during construction, with 2,000 of those coming to the north and north-east.
Highland councillors on the north planning committee said yesterday that they hoped ports and harbours around the region, including Nigg and Invergordon, would benefit from work on the windfarms, which would generate a total of 1,500MW.
They are named after prominent Scottish engineers – Telford, Stevenson and MacColl.
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