Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

Fluor & Airtricity To Develop Offshore Wind Farm in Scottish Waters

Fluor Corporation’s UK division, Fluor Limited, and Airtricity, the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern Energy, have been granted an exclusivity award by The Crown Estate to develop an offshore wind farm at Bell Rock off Scotland’s Angus coastline.

During the next year Fluor and Airtricity will work with a variety of local authorities, statutory and non-statutory entities and other stakeholders in order to undertake site specific consultations and environmental impact assessments before bringing forward a final plan for development of the site.

The proposed wind farm could have a total capacity of up to 700 megawatts (MW) from power generated by state-of-the-art turbines. The site is 10 kilometers from the Angus coastline and covers around 93 square kilometers.

The exclusivity award by The Crown Estate follows an invitation for bids for Scottish Territorial Waters for the development of offshore wind farms and is subject to the satisfactory completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for offshore wind announced by the Scottish Government in October 2008.