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SPR hosts island drop-in events for new MachairWind offshore windfarm

Local people on Islay, Colonsay, and Jura will get the opportunity to find out more about a new offshore windfarm being developed by ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) at a series of drop-in events being hosted on the islands next week.

Earlier this year, Crown Estate Scotland awarded SPR the rights to develop an offshore windfarm off the coast of Argyll.

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ScottishPower has won the rights to develop plans for its first fixed offshore windfarm in Scottish waters as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.

The MachairWind project off the coast of Islay, which could deliver 2GW of cleaner renewable energy, will make a significant contribution to tackling climate change and achieving Net Zero, with the potential to generate enough clean electricity to power over 2 million homes in Scotland.

It will also build on ScottishPower’s long-standing presence and positive track record of investing in and working with local communities and businesses across Argyll & Bute to realise the benefits of renewable energy developments.

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Scottishpower and shell confirm multi million offshore wind supply chain funds

  • ScottishPower and Shell to provide £50 million in supply chain stimulus funds for their two floating ScotWind projects – MarramWind and CampionWind
  • Further £25 million funding from ScottishPower to support its fixed ScotWind project - MachairWind
  • Funding will support investment in Scottish infrastructure and facilities for offshore wind and help companies innovate and upskill and become a key part of the clean energy future
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