The operators of a wind farm in the Moray Firth say it has generated the most electricity of any single renewable source in Scotland. The Beatrice offshore wind farm produced 587.9MW of electricity – enough to power 450,000 homes. The scheme, which involves 84 turbines off the Caithness coast, reached the milestone earlier this week. It came online after installing the last of its turbines earlier this month. Beatrice is a joint venture led by SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Limited.
BBC 31st May 2019 read more »
THE planning process is underway for a large-scale development to be built on part of the land formerly occupied by Redcar Steelworks on Teesside. Billingham-based demolition and decommissioning firm ABLE UK has submitted its ‘scoping plans’ to build a huge plant on South Bank in Redcar. The firm, which also specialises in the installation of offshore wind farms, operates some North-East ports in Middlesbrough, Billingham, Port Clarence and Seaton. Scoping plans submitted reveal a site spanning 72-hectares, which will be used for the construction and assembly of offshore wind turbines for the North-East coast.
Northern Echo 1st June 2019 read more »