Planning consent for an eight turbine 6MW offshore windfarm around 15km south-east of Aberdeen has been granted by Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP. The floating development by Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited will:
· Support the creation of around 110 jobs during assembly, installation and through ongoing operations and maintenance activities
· Have a generating capacity up to a maximum of 50 MW – enough to power the equivalent of almost 56,000 homes
· Prevent CO2 emissions of more than 94,500 tonnes per year.