Hundreds of new jobs likely for Nigg Energy Park

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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

https://www.energyvoice.com/otherenergy/152292/hopes-grow-hundreds-offshore-job-nigg/

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