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MP hails first power from Moray East offshore windfarm

By Kirsty Brown

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Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid hailed news of the first power from the Moray East Offshore windfarm, highlighting the benefits to his constituents.

The project generated first power on Friday, with the green energy being fed into the national grid via the project’s substation south of New Deer.

Due to be completed later this year, Moray East will consist of 100 turbines and will have a generating capacity of 950 megawatts.

Ocean Winds recently announced that it was creating more than 20 jobs (including apprenticeships) in Fraserburgh for its Operation and Maintenance (O&M) facilities, in addition to approximately 60 positions previously announced which would be required to service the wind farm on an ongoing basis.

MP David Duguid.
MP David Duguid.

MP David Duguid said: “The news that the first power from Moray East reaching the grid via New Deer is fantastic.

“Moray East, which when completed will be Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm is set to be a great boost to the local economy, with scores of jobs created in Fraserburgh to help service, operate and maintain the development.

“This is also another important step in the transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy future making the most of the skills and expertise here in the north east.”

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