Final Moray East wind turbine installation hailed by MP and MSP
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The installation of the last of 100 offshore wind turbines for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm has been welcomed.
MP David Duguid and MSP Liam Kerr have hailed the project's milestone
The commissioning work which will enable the project to achieve full output of 950MW is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Moray East will produce enough energy to power up to 950,000 average UK homes, saving 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year.
Earlier this year, Ocean Winds announced 20 additional jobs in Fraserburgh where the operations and maintenance phase for Moray East will be based.
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid said: “This is fantastic news marking real progress in the Moray East development.
“As we approach COP26, it is important that we put our money where our mouths are and show true action on achieving net zero.
“Moray East, with its 100 turbines and 950MW capacity will help do just that and will represent a vital part of a diverse energy mix.
“I look forward to completion of the commissioning phase later this year.”
North East MSP and Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Liam Kerr, said: “The news of the completion of the installation phase for Moray East is great for our transition to net zero.
“COP26 is just over a month away and this is a brilliant example of the UK’s leadership on offshore wind power.
“At full capacity, Moray East will supply enough power for nearly one million homes.
“It has never been clearer that the north-east has the skills, resources and capability to lead the energy transition.”