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.
Is the secondary benefit only £610 John? Hardly worth it methinks or did you miss off mention of “million” after £610 perhaps?
Ach well, every little bit counts 🙂
Ooops missing millions