Hundreds of new jobs likely for Nigg Energy Park


Owners of the site, Global Energy Group, have released images of the kind of work anticipated, making the steel towers for offshore wind-farms. No job numbers have been confirmed yet but expectations are high as the boom in offshore renewable energy continues. Scotland has 25% of all of Europe’s wind potential and a coastline suitable for marine turbines many times greater than any other European country so it seems a safe bet many more will be built in addition to the already huge floating wind-farms already being built or planned, off the Moray, Kincardineshire and Fife coasts. See these for earlier reports of the energy potential off Scotland’s coast:

Scotland is at the heart of a globally important offshore renewable energy sector

£530 million boost for Scottish economy from Beatrice offshore windfarm

Re-opened Scottish dock to build state-of-the-art floating windfarm to begin to exploit Scotland’s 25% share of all of Europe’s offshore wind potential


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