Posted by: tireecottage | March 7, 2010

Iberdrola outlines Scottish offshore wind ambitions

Iberdrola Renovables, the renewable energy arm of the Spanish energy giant, has this week announced the formation of a new offshore wind division to be headquartered in Glasgow as the company strives to become the largest developer and generator of offshore wind power in the UK. The unit is expected to primarily focus on the development of the Norfolk Bank zone, which is expected to home one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms with capacity of up to 7,200MW.

Iberdrola Renovables also has other offshore wind projects under way across the UK, including a 500MW site at West of Duddon Sands off the coast of Cumbria, which will begin construction in 2012, and development rights to a site west of Argyll and the island of Tiree, which it claims could generate anywhere between 500MW and 1,800MW of electricity.

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