Spain’s Iberdrola has started work on a UK subsea cable link it says will help to flow wind power from Scotland southwards.
The 2GW link, from Ayrshire to
North Wales, is a joint venture between Iberdrola subsidiary ScottishPower and
The cable will carry
electricity to England and Wales from Scotland’s major wind farms such as the
539MW Whitelee onshore plant.
It is due to be fully up and
running by 2016.
Iberdrola chairman Ignacio
Galan said: "The Western Link project will act as a benchmark for similar
developments around the world, as the deployment of this technology at such a
large scale has never been undertaken before.”