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£3bn Beatrice offshore wind farm wins approval

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March 20 2014

£3bn Beatrice offshore wind farm wins approval
Marine Scotland, the public body responsible for managing offshore areas, has granted consent to the £3bn Beatrice offshore Wind farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Repsol.

The wind farm could generate upwards of 750MW of energy when fully operational, although both joint-venture partners have yet to commit to pressing ahead with the plan. Instead they will undertake a further assessment of the economic case over the coming months before making a final investment decision.

Richard Escott, head of offshore development for SSE Renewables, said: “Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited will continue to engage closely with all key stakeholders, including both the UK and Scottish governments, to address the commercial and regulatory challenges and enable what would be an important asset for the UK energy system, Scottish offshore wind industry and Moray Firth communities to progress.”

If built it would be the world’s third largest offshore wind farm, with 326 turbines which would generate enough power for over a million homes.

3 Comments

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 20 Mar 2014 at 13:52 PM
This is a much more appropriate location for offshore wind farms....if they are really required/make sense? Nobody wants to clearly see them like as proposed at Menie. Lets face it...Trump was right. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66609000/jpg/_66609218_trump_turbines.jpg

bonvivant
#2 Posted by bonvivant on 20 Mar 2014 at 17:20 PM
"326 turbines ... would generate enough power for over a million homes" until the wind drops, then it will be off to England to buy some nuclear power.
david wilson
#3 Posted by david wilson on 23 Mar 2014 at 19:34 PM
Good news, adding significantly to Scotland's renewable output.

Many European countries now producing over 50% of their electricity through renewable sources, UK currently stands bottom of the pile with 4.2%.

Not good enough.

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