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Red Rock and ESB form JV to build Inch Cape wind farm

The Inch Cape offshore met mast

A Scottish-Irish joint venture has been formed to develop one of the single biggest sources of renewable energy in Scotland.

Red Rock Power, based in Edinburgh, and ESB, the Irish energy group, have created Inch Cape Offshore to develop a wind farm 15km off the Angus coast.

It will power up to one million homes and support both the UK and Scottish governments’ net zero targets.

Guy Madgwick, Red Rock Power CEO, said: “Inch Cape will, without a doubt, make a considerable impact on the country’s clean energy targets and create significant opportunities to support a green economic recovery.”

The project recently received approval to increase its capacity to up to one gigawatt having already secured both onshore and offshore consents in 2019. The wind farm will connect into the national grid at Cockenzie in East Lothian. 

Jim Dollard, executive director of generation and trading at ESB, said: “With consent for up to one gigawatt and 72 turbines, this is a milestone investment in offshore wind for ESB and our ambition to lead the transition to a low-carbon future.”



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