Now it has been announced that the Moray Firth will be home to a new multi-billion pound windfarm which will provide almost a million homes with electricity by 2022. The site, which is 25 miles from the Caithness coast, will initially have 100 turbines, adding to the already substantial amount of renewable energy which Scotland produces.
Herald 6th Dec 2018 read more »
A Danish firm has secured a deal to supply 100 turbines for a major offshore wind farm in Scotland. The consortium behind the 950MW Moray East project have placed a firm order with Aarhus-based MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for its V164 9.5MW turbines. Moray East is to be built about 14 miles (22km) off the Caithness coast in the Moray Firth.
BBC 6th Dec 2018 read more »
EDF Renewables UK has obtained government approval for an improved design for the £1.8bn NeartnaGaoithe (NnG) wind farm located in the Firth of Forth, offshore Scotland. Under the original design, NnG had a maximum of 75 turbines; however, the new design features a maximum of 54 turbines, but each with higher capacity. These turbines would have a maximum of 208m tip height above sea level. The wind farm will be able to produce 450MW of clean energy – equivalent to the annual power consumption of around 375,000 homes. Covering an area of approximately 105km2, NnG offshore wind farm will be able to displace 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, once it becomes fully operational. The project is expected to be operational by 2023. EDF also noted that the project will open to other investors from now until it is built.
Power Technology 6th Dec 2018 read more »