Giant new windfarm's control centre planned for harbour
Windfarm being built in the Moray Firth 'could power 40% of Scotland's households'.
A new offshore windfarm's operations centre is set to be built in Fraserburgh.
It's claimed the windfarm, due to built in the Moray Firth by 2022, will be able to "meet the needs of 40% of Scotland's households".
Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, known as 'Moray East', announced proposals on Friday to construct the windfarm's operations and maintenance base at Fraserburgh Harbour.
A two-storey centre will be built at the quayside and become the principle port for the vessels which will undertake operations and maintenance work at the windfarm.
Oscar Diaz, project director, said: "We look forward to working with the local community to deliver low carbon power at a record low price, while creating a significant new long term high-value, high-skill industrial opportunity"
Moray East has signed an agreement with Fraserburgh Harbour to secure the necessary land on which to construct the base.
Michael Murray, harbour convener, said: "Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners welcome the formation of the working group along with other strategic partners.
"We look forward to collaborative working to investigate the economic benefit the project will afford to Fraserburgh and the wider area both in creating year round local jobs and the opportunities available to the local supply chain."