New giant wind-farm off Fife coast to create 500 jobs and supply 325 000 homes

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The £2 billion Neart na Gaoithe (‘strength of the wind’) will generate 450MW. There will be 500 jobs created during construction and 100 permanent jobs. The Scottish economy will benefit from £540 million direct investment during construction and a further £610 during operation.

The windfarm will seemingly be ‘constructed’ in Scottish waters though the turbines are Siemens-made. I can’t see evidence of whether ‘constructed’ might just mean ‘assembled’ when  it comes to the towers and blades.

I know the huge one off Kincardineshire will be entirely Scottish-built.

https://sbnn.co.uk/2017/07/20/2-billion-neart-na-gaoithe-offshore-windfarm-will-create-500-direct-jobs/

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4 thoughts on “New giant wind-farm off Fife coast to create 500 jobs and supply 325 000 homes

  1. Lollysmum July 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Is the secondary benefit only £610 John? Hardly worth it methinks or did you miss off mention of “million” after £610 perhaps?

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  2. Contrary July 20, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Ach well, every little bit counts 🙂

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