MORAY’S largest proposed offshore windfarm has taken a step closer to reality today with the awarding of a contract which will enable it to sell electricity.
The Contract for Difference Award, which has been granted for 15 years, means the Moray East windfarm will be able to produce and sell up to 950MW of electricity – enough to power 950,000 homes.
It’s an important milestone for the project, which was first granted consent in 2014.
Chair of Moray Council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr John Cowe, has welcomed today’s announcement.
He said: “I’m delighted that we have reached another key milestone in this development. Buckie harbour is ideally placed given its location and facilities to support this massive infrastructure project.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the town and builds on our recent success of extending the shipyard and increased activity in the harbour – particularly over the last six months – to support the construction of the Beatrice Windfarm, also in the Moray Firth.
“I look forward to our continued engagement with the developer and supply chain companies in offering solutions within the harbour and surrounding area, that will attract inward investment and, as a result, jobs into the area.”
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Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.
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