Wind farm developer abandons £200m island scheme after delays
GDF Suez blamed setbacks installing a £700m subsea cable used to export electricity from the Lewis development.
The developer behind a £200m wind farm on Lewis has pulled out of the scheme over delays.
GDF Suez blamed setbacks installing a £700m subsea cable used to export electricity from the development at Eishken.
Construction work on the 39-turbine scheme, which would power 100,000 homes, was expected to begin last year.
But delays have cast doubt on the future of the project.
The Eishken development would have seen around £1m paid to local trusts for the next 25 years.
French firm GDF previously made a £20 million deposit to secure access to the link cable.
The company also has permission build 26-turbines on the neighbouring Pairc estate.
But STV News understands GDF is also seeking to withdraw investment from the Pairc proposals.
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