Monday, June 24, 2013

Onshore cable work for Forth wind farm is granted approval

06/09/07, TSPL, SCOTSMAN, NEWS,GREEN ENERGY. RENEWABLE ENERGY, POWER, WIND FARMS. WIND TURBINES. CRYSTAL RIG WIND FARM IN THE LAMMERMUIR HILLS, FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND IS TO OFFICIALY OPEN THE WIND FARM TODAY. AN OLD SHEEP FOLD LIES RUSTING AWAY A RELIC OF THE PAST WITH THE NEW WIND TURBINES DOMINATING THE LANDSCAPE. IAN RUTHERFORD
A £1.3 billion plan for 90 wind turbines in the Firth of Forth reached an important milestone after East Lothian Council approved the onshore work.

Twelve kilometres of buried cable will be laid between Thortonloch beach near Dunbar, where the subsea cable will reach the shore, and the Crystal Rig wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills, to allow a connection to the National Grid. A new sub-station will be build at Crystal Rig, next to an existing sub-station.