A wind farm covering the same area as the whole of Fife is planned for the North Sea. The world’s second largest offshore wind farm could be built 34 kilometres from Angus and 36 kilometres off the Fife coast. SSE Renewables is planning to build Berwick Bank Wind Farm in a vast area measuring 1,314 square kilometres. The proposed 4.1GW development would more than double the size of current offshore wind operations in Scotland. It is more than twice the size of any single wind farm currently in development and the second largest proposed anywhere in the world. Only Sinan Korea Offshore in South Korea, which won permission this year, has more capacity, at 8.2GW.
Dundee Courier 17th Sept 2021 read more »
SSE Renewables has announced plans to merge two proposed offshore windfarms in a move that would create enough clean power to provide for all of Scotland’s households twice over. SSE is combining the Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms, off the east coast of Scotland to create the Berwick Bank Wind Farm. The potential output of this singular windfarm could reach 4.1GW, which would more than double the size of the current offshore wind project pipeline in Scotland. The farm would increase the country’s overall renewable energy capacity by nearly 30% and could provide enough clean energy to power more than five million homes – avoiding eight million tonnes of carbon annually. This is similar in size to Scotland’s annual car emissions.
Edie 17th Sept 2021 read more »