The company planning a giant wind farm off the coast of Fife has said it will mean £1.1bn of spending in Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power predicted 500 jobs should be involved in construction, and 100 employees during the 25 years it is in operation. A consortium of companies is being brought together to build the 450 megawatt wind farm, Neart na Gaoithe. It is due to be operating from 2020 if it wins a legal challenge now in Scottish courts. Mainstream Renewable Power said it was in exclusive discussions with InterGen, based in Edinburgh, Siemens Project Ventures, the Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital. The involvement of Siemens points to the turbine blades being built at the German company’s factory in Hull, which is due to open in September.
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