Massive economic benefit for Scottish economy from 84-turbine offshore windfarm


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Costing £2.6 billion, the Beatrice Windfarm in the outer Moray firth is expected to bring £530 million in economic benefits, especially for the North-East region. The farm will provide enough electricity for around 450 000 homes or upward of 1 million people!

In terms of employment, the equivalent of 5 800 years or ten years for 580 people is estimated

The Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy said:

‘The significant benefits to the Highland and Moray regions will be felt for a long time to come, as those areas are set to benefit from over £6m in community projects, as well as the creation of over 800 jobs during the construction phase, including assembly work at Nigg Energy Park, and around 90 long-term jobs during the operations and maintenance phase, which will produce a particular boost to employment at Wick harbour.’


4 thoughts on “Massive economic benefit for Scottish economy from 84-turbine offshore windfarm

  1. Bugger (the Panda) July 23, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Hal;f of it is in those English water ceded to England the night of the transfer of powers to Holyrood.

    The territory offshore due East from Fife.


  2. Slim Jim July 23, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    It’s not half in English waters it’s off the coast of Wick, 70 miles north west of Fraserburgh

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