English and Portuguese energy developers seek planning permission for new wind farms in Argyllshire and Moray Firth

Moray Firth East and West wind farm locations
Moray Firth East and West wind farm locations (Inbhirniss is in the  bottom left-hand corner of the chart)

Energy developers based in England and Portugal have submitted new planning applications to build two new wind farms in Scotland.

Blue Energy is already undertaking assessment and design work on a wind farm proposal on land on the Kintyre Peninsula approximately 12 miles south of Tarbert, Argyllshire.

Its Glasgow based agents Arcus has prepared a scoping request for the 90-MW ‘high constellation’ wind farm, which would comprise a total of 19 turbines each with a maximum blade height of 450-ft.

Meanwhile, Portugal’s EDPR is seeking Scot-Govt planning permission for a new 1-GW offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth.

EDPR already has consent for an earlier development – Moray East – and this new development would comprise 85 turbines with blade heights extending to more than 850-ft.

13 Jul 2018


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