Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP), which is developing wind farms in seven countries on four continents, has asked government agency Marine Scotland for permission to erect between 64 and 125 turbines off the coast of Fife.

The Neart na Gaoithe farm is expected to generate up to 450 megawatts (MW) of power, supplying enough energy for about 325,000 homes – the equivalent of the whole of Edinburgh or up to 3.7 per cent of Scotland’s
entire electricity demand.

Dublin-based MRP agreed to lease part of the seabed from the Crown Estate last year, having
secured a grid connection in 2010.

The companyaims to reach financial close next year before starting construction work in 2015 and having the site fully operational by the end of 2016.

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