Scottish Ministers have given the green light to German energy company RWE AG (ETR:RWE) for a project to build an up-to-54.6-MW wind farm near Thurso in Caithness.
Specifically, RWE has obtained planning consent for the Strathy Wood onshore wind farm, which will comprise a total of 13 turbines with a maximum tip height of 180 metres (590.6 ft).
“We now look forward to working together with communities and the supply chain on the next steps of the project, and realising the potential environmental and economic benefits it could bring for Scotland,” said Jodie Gunn, Head of Scotland UK Onshore Wind Development RWE.
The project could be operational by 2024, the company noted.
In the UK, RWE has a portfolio of 32 operational onshore wind farms and a further 1.5 GW of onshore wind projects under development.