The NnG Coalition was set up by the offshore supply chain to promote the NnG Offshore Wind project and the benefits it will bring to Scotland’s economy and environment.
We are a growing group of over 60 organisations who passionately believe that Fife and the wider areas of east-central Scotland desperately need the benefits the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm will bring in terms of jobs and local supply chain activities.
We welcome the decision on 7th November from the Supreme Court in London rejecting RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal, in its three year judicial review of a planning decision made by Scottish Ministers in 2014.
Alan Duncan, spokesman for the Coalition said: “We are delighted with today’s decision. This means the only major infrastructure project that is ready to build in Scotland next year can now go ahead, creating 2,000 jobs for each year of its four year construction process as well as hundreds of long-term permanent jobs.
“This nationally-significant infrastructure project has already been delayed unnecessarily by RSPB Scotland for more than two and a half years so now it’s our time to come together and make the most of this £827 million injection into our economy.”
Facts about the NnG Offshore Wind Farm
• The impact on Scottish GDP (in 2016 terms) is equivalent to 0.6% of the country’s onshore GDP, or £827.4m over the lifetime of the project
• The only major infrastructure project in Scotland ready to build next year
• Some £382m of additional activity will be generated in Scotland’s construction industries, with a further £440.2m in the services sector.
• Will supply all the homes in a city the size of Edinburgh
• Will displace 400,000 tonnes of CO2 annually
During the construction phase, it will support an average of 2,000 Scottish jobs for every year of construction.
Once operational, in 2021, it will support an average of 236 Scottish jobs for every year of operation.