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24 November 2013

MSP & Councillors Comment on Offshore Windfarm Proposals

Commenting on the news that Statoil are proposing to develop a windfarm off the Buchan coast, Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson said:

“Renewables technology will be an important cornerstone to Scotland’s future economy and it is no surprise that Peterhead has been chosen to be one of the key locations in that development.

“Peterhead’s deep water harbour makes it an ideal location for the offshore renewables industry. The town’s designation as a strategic hub for offshore renewables will no doubt have been a key factor in Statoil’s decision.”

Peterhead South & Cruden councillor Stephen Smith said:

 “Provided this can be done safely and securely and without any detriment to vessels or fishing, I would generally always favour offshore turbines over onshore ones.”

Peterhead North & Rattray councillor Fiona McRae added:

“The principle of offshore wind power is one which I support. The huge advances in technology mean that the renewables industry is constantly changing an adapting and I think offshore windpower will become increasingly important in the future.”
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