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.’