£3bn Beatrice offshore wind farm wins approval
March 20 2014
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.
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