ENERGY giants SSE have called time on their national onshore wind turbine test facility at Hunterston after six years of operations. The Perth-based company have no future plans after the Mitsubishi turbine operation ends this summer. Testing of the Mitsubishi turbine is scheduled to end this summer, after which decommissioning will start and should be completed by the year-end. The announcement will mean an end to the giant wind turbines which have featured prominently on the skyline in the area. Last year, residents of Fairlie, near Largs, claimed that the turbines caused dizziness, sickness, headaches and sleep disturbance. But the local health authority said it was “unlikely” that the wind turbines are the cause of symptoms experienced by individuals. SSE Renewables say tha t the site has been instrumental in securing Scotland’s place as an “international leader in offshore wind energy research”.
Herald 26th June 2018 read more »
Danish energy company Ørsted has secured 920MW offshore wind sites in Changhua from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwanese Government has awarded the wind sites through an offshore wind auction process.
Power Technology 26th June 2018 read more »