Hundreds of jobs created with construction of Caithness wind farm

Offshore turbines The wind farm off the coast of Caithness is expected to have 250 turbines

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Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in the far north of Scotland with the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms.

Wick in Caithness will be the service base for the Beatrice project.

The wind farm is one of two planned for the Moray Firth where more than 250 turbines are expected to be sited.

Along with the neighbouring project - by Moray Offshore Renewables Limited - electricity for more than one million homes could be generated.

The scheme will have significantly more turbines than the 175-turbine London Array.

When completed, it will be the third largest in the world after the planned South Korea Electric Power scheme off the south-west coast of the Korean peninsula, and the Blekinge project in the Baltic Sea off Sweden.

Each could generate 2.5 gigawatts of electricity.

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