Wind farm go-ahead

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has received permission to develop its second Dutch Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea.

The Dutch authorities awarded consent to the group’s renewables development division, Airtricity, for the construction of ‘Breeveertieen II’ off the coast of Ijmuiden.

Paul Dowling, chief executive of Airtricity, said: ‘This is a major achievement for SSE and takes the total offshore wind farm capacity consented to us by the Dutch government to more than 600MW.’