The world's largest offshore wind farm will be built in Scotland.
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Date: 2017-03-28
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According to the Guardian, the world's largest offshore wind farm is expected to start construction in the Marie Bay waters of northern Scotland.

According to the Guardian, the world's largest offshore wind farm is expected to start construction in the Marie Bay waters of northern Scotland. The total investment of the project is 4.5 billion pounds, the installed capacity is 1.5 billion watts, covering an area of 300 square kilometers, and 339 wind turbines are planned. The project will become the first deepwater power platform under the framework of the third round of offshore wind power development planning in Britain.

Britain's renewable energy industry welcomed this, but said the government must effectively implement a series of support policies, and maintain policy stability, so as to ensure the steady development of the wind industry.

However, project construction has also raised some objections. For example, Donald Trump, a prominent U.S. real estate developer, says the 200-meter-high turbine affects the landscape of its planned golf course.

Dan Finch, director of the Wind Energy Development Planning Program, points out that building a power platform 20 kilometers offshore can fully exploit the rich local wind resources. "We expect that the project will provide electricity for 80 to 1 million households," he said. Compared with coal power generation, it can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350 to 4.5 million tons annually, even compared with natural gas, it can still reduce carbon emissions by 1.5 to 2 million tons.

According to the industry group Renewable Energy UK, the UK will also have 4.5 billion watts of installed capacity of offshore wind projects into the planning process this year. In the next 8 years, about 18 billion watts of wind energy projects will be put into operation.

Maria McCaffery, the group's chief executive, stressed that the wind industry can only grow as expected if policies remain stable. "With the launch of the third round of offshore wind power development in the UK, the wind industry has entered a watershed," she said. The Marie Bay project is only the first step we have taken, and more projects will come into view in the future. In addition to providing clean electricity for residents and businesses, developing wind power can provide thousands of jobs in Britain.


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