Repsol, EDP seek approval for 213-turbine wind scheme off Scotland
Jul 5, 2013 - Spanish oil giant Repsol (MCE:REP) and EDP Renovaveis (ELI:EDPR) have filed an application with Marine Scotland to build a 213-turbine wind park off the coast of Scotland.
According to the project's website, the wind scheme's capacity is seen at some 1,000 MW.
Repsol and EDP Renovaveis, the green energy arm of Portuguese power utility EDP (ELI:EDP) have submitted the application through their project joint venture Inch Cape Offshore Ltd (ICOL).
The developers want to install 213 turbines in the outer Firth of Tay under the Scottish Territorial Waters licensing scheme. Rising to a height of up to 215 metres (705 ft), the machines will be located on a site of 150 sq km (58 sq miles). When up and running, the Inch Cape wind power facility is estimated to produce 3,000 GWh, or enough electricity to supply 680,000 households.
During the construction phase, the project is expected to open 1,600 jobs.
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