Proposals for a 1,200-MW offshore wind farm off the U.K. coast have been dropped by developers ScottishPower Renewables.

"It is our view that the Argyll Array project is not financially viable in the short term. As cost reductions continue to filter through the offshore wind industry, and as construction techniques and turbine technology continues to improve, we believe that the Argyll Array could become a viable project in the long term." — Jonathan Cole, Head of Offshore Wind, ScottishPower Renewables.