45-MW Rothes Wind Expansion Moving Forward

The Scottish Government this week gave the go-ahead to an expansion of the Rothes wind farm near Elgin in Moray. The proposed 45-megawatt (MW) wind farm consists of 18 wind turbines and is an extension to the existing 50.6 MW Rothes wind farm.

Natural Power was the lead consultant for the project on behalf of , Rothes II Ltd, a Fred.Olsen Renewables (FOR) company. Natural Power provided full site assessment, project design and the EIA submission for FOR, including project management services and technical, construction and operational support from across the company.

“These schemes are good for Scotland’s low carbon economy and further examples of the action we need to take now to tackle climate change. The north of Scotland has huge renewables potential and this scheme will provide tangible, lasting benefits to the communities involved as well as a reduction in carbon emissions,” said Scotland’s Energy Minister Jim Mather.

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