Why the moray firth

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Why the moray firth

Three Turbine

Why the moray firth

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Why the moray firth

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Why The Outer Moray Firth?

As a country, we require to dedicate some of our land and water resources to the construction of new electricity generation infrastructure, and there are many positive reasons why the proposed site in the Outer Moray Firth is a good use of this space for the development of offshore wind energy:


 

 

  • Excellent wind resource (estimated to be 9.75m/s at 90m hub-height)
  • Approx 22km (13.5 miles) distant from shore – reduces visual impact
  • Water depths and ground conditions suitable for jacket foundation technology – already proven in the North Sea.
  • Good access suitable ports and supply chain for construction and operations
  • Outside any conservation-designated area
  • Outwith the helicopter safety zone around oil platforms
  • Outwith shipping access routes to oil platforms
  • Access to the strong local skills base required to deliver energy from wind offshore