SSE Renewables announced on 26 September that the last remaining test turbine at the Hunterston National Offshore Turbine Test Facility in North Ayrshire has been decommissioned.
The Hunterston National Offshore Turbine Test Facility has, over the last six years, provided key data and testing technology that has helped enable the deployment of 84 turbines at Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in the Moray Firth.
Jeremy Williamson, Director of Operations for SSE Renewables, said: “Today marks the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another as we embark on the next exciting phase of Scotland’s renewable energy revolution. Scotland has been at the forefront of innovation in renewable energy for the past two decades, and the Siemens turbine at Hunterston has played an important role in that innovation. Without the learnings that we took from Hunterston, we may not have been able to develop Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in the way that we did, which today is the fourth largest in the world.”