Firth of Forth windfarm plans submitted
October 24 2012
Seagreen Wind Energy propose to erect 150 turbines across two separate 525MW capacity fields, each including a number of meteorological masts and associated infrastructure.
As part of the development a Dundee port is expected to be developed as a manufacturing hub which would be subject to a separate planning application.
Richard Escott, Head of Offshore Development at SSE Renewables, said: “Offshore wind is an outstanding resource which, when harnessed, will make a very significant contribution to meeting Scotland and the UK’s renewable energy targets for 2020.”
“This is an important milestone for the Seagreen consortium in developing the Firth of Forth Zone, Scotland’s largest renewable energy project. We look forward to working with the relevant bodies to ensure a positive outcome for the application. “
A public consultation on the plans will take place through to December 7.