An expansion in offshore wind energy is being seen as “a crucial diversification opportunity” for Caithness and Sutherland over the next decade. Eann Sinclair, of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), says Wick has shown the way for the area’s ports and harbours by becoming the operations and maintenance base for the £2.5 billion Beatrice offshore wind farm, the largest in Scottish waters. And he believes other fixed and floating wind projects off the north and east coast can bring further economic benefits to the area at a time when the Dounreay site is being decommissioned. Mr Sinclair, HIE’s area manager for Caithness and Sutherland, was speaking after Crown Estate Scotland issued a new report showing how ports and harbours across the country can tap into the huge potential created by offshore wind development in years to come.
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