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.’
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.
Damn, double error. The big Fife one is in English waters?
So it is! I’d forgotten about that.
It’s not half in English waters it’s off the coast of Wick, 70 miles north west of Fraserburgh
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