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Caithness offshore wind farms named after Scottish engineers

Robert Stevenson bustThree new offshore wind farms to be built off the coast of Caithness coast are to be named after notable Scottish engineers:

  • Lighthouse builder Robert Stevenson (pictured), born in Glasgow
  • Thomas Telford of Westerkirk, near Langholm, Dumfriesshire
  • Sir Edward MacColl, born in Dumbarton, and a pioneer of hydro power in Scotland

Developers claim that the three cluster of turbines, which could contain a total of 200 turbines, could generate enough electricity to power 750,000 homes, which they say is more than a conventional coal-burning power station.

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January 4, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian | , ,

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