Offshore wind

The Scottish government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s third largest offshore wind farm at Moray Firth, northeast Scotland.

Formal consent has been granted for adjacent projects by Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (Morl) and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (Bowl) for a total of 326 wind turbines.

Offshore wind
The facility will be capable of generating up to 1866 MW of electricity, capable of powering a million homes and is expected to create 5000 jobs.

Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing said: “Offshore wind has been delayed by the process of the UK government’s Electricity Market Reform, but these two consents today offer tangible progress towards real investment opportunity in Scotland.”

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