Fluor Limited and SSE Awarded Offshore Wind Farm Development Rights

The UK division of Fluor Corporation, Fluor Limited, and SSE have been jointly awarded the exclusive rights to develop Round 3 offshore wind farm zone, which is located off the coast of Scotland, by The Crown Estate.

The proposed zone in the outer Firth of Forth spans an area of 2,852 square kilometers, which is located about 22 kilometers from the East coast of Scotland. The zone has the potential to generate up to 3.4 gigawatts, which would double the total existing renewable capacity in Scotland. Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, Fluor and SSE’s consortium, will be closing interacting with The Crown Estate to carry out preliminary discussions with stakeholders. Site-specific surveys in the zone for a number of projects will be undertaken by the companies before submitting applications.

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said that the island has great potential for wind energy development and the government is creating the right climate for companies to invest and harness the wind energy resources. Miliband stated that the news demonstrated UK’s commitment for low carbon, energy secure future.

Seagreen Wind Energy Limited combines the expertise of Fluor and SSE in handling large renewable projects. The partnership between SSE and Fluor developed the 500 megawatt Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, which is situated off the coast of Suffolk and scheduled for completion in 2012. The facility is being developed under the Round 2 of The Crown Estate wind farm development programme.

Seagreen Wind Energy will begin preliminary studies such as technical feasibility and environmental assessment for the projects. Following this study, organizing for finance and supply chain commitments from vendors will be secured by the company.

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