Two-Bladed Offshore Wind Turbine Approved

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The Scottish government has granted Hengelo, Netherlands-based 2-B Energy permission to install a 6 MW offshore wind turbine at the Fife Energy Park.

2-B Energy claims its turbine features cost-cutting differentiating designs for the rotor, nacelle, support structure and electrical system. The company first submitted an application in April 2010 for consent to construct and operate a demonstration wind turbine at Methil.Â

"Innovative companies deciding to test their new ideas in Scotland is further evidence of our reputation as a place to develop and deploy all forms of new green energy technologies," said Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing in a statement. "We are working to create the optimum conditions for low-carbon investment to ensure we remain well-placed to become an international hub for low-carbon expertise and a green energy powerhouse for Europe."

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