SNP in ‘cli­mate hypocrisy’ row

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

Wind farm de­vel­op­ers have an­nounced £2.6 bil­lion of in­vest­ment and a clutch of big deals.

The 950 megawatt (MW) Mo­ray East Off­shore Wind­farm yes­ter­day con­firmed mul­ti­mil­lion-pound con­tracts with Siemens, Boskalis and MHI Ves­tas.

Dutch cable firm Boskalis an­nounced a £98 mil­lion deal to lay in­ter-ar­ray ca­bling, while Siemens and tur­bine firm MHI Ves­tas said they had inked “sig­nif­i­cant mul­ti­mil­lion pound deals”.

The wind farm will be built in agree­ment by de­vel­op­ers EDP Re­new­ables, Di­a­mond Gen­er­at­ing Europe and Engie.

The de­vel­op­ers also

Ma­jor deals signed

re­vealed last month the up­com­ing wind farm will be able to “meet the needs of 40% of Scot­land’s house­holds”.

Mo­ray East Off­shore Wind­farm added that it will also gen­er­ate power at al­most twothirds less than the cost of cur­rent UK wind farms.

The devel­op­ment, due to be­gin con­struc­tion in 2021, is ex­pected to power more than 950,00 homes.

Mo­ray East board di­rec­tor Dan Finch said: “Siemens an­nounced that it would be work­ing with lo­cal con­trac­tor I&H Brown, who will pro­vide man­age­ment of the site work pro­vided by the engi­neer­ing firm.”

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