25th February 2018
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Why not offshore? (Vivienne Rendall)

Am I missing something or is there any reason why the windfarm can’t be built offshore, say to the south-west of Sumburgh? That way it would be easier to lay the cable to Scotland and there would be no need to despoil a large area of Mainland. Just wondered.

Vivienne Rendall
17, Moor View,
Melkridge,
Haltwhistle,
Northumberland.

4 comments

  1. ian tinkler

    The usual suspects will be far wealthierif onshore

    Reply
  2. John Kryton

    I just wondered why no one has thought of this before, such a fantastic idea, why not extend it a bit and put three or four propellers on each Column. We could even attach them to barges and tow them around looking for the windiest spot in the area. We could paint them blue and yellow and red and green so they look nice. Imagine if there were bird tables on them to provide a food stop for migrating birds. Instead of laying a cable to Scotland why not float it so that it can be used as a walkway for maintenance men to access the wind farm by foot. Finally we could build a little green hut out there for all the people who have green eyes at the fact that a some people will make money out of the wind farm.

    John Kryton,
    Aberdeen.

    Reply
  3. Colin Hunter

    Nice one John! Aye there’s a fair bit of the green eyed monster about! It never ceases to amaze me that there are some people who just can’t bear to see anyone coming ahead, usually through their own endeavours. They must be closet communists or something. I once heard that the definition of a communist was “Someone who has Bu**er All, and wants everyone else to have the same” Not far from the mark methinks! As for the idea of building a windfarm to the South west of Sumburgh! Well, it beggars belief to think that there’s actually someone out there who thinks it could be done at all, let alone profitably!

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  4. Gordon Harmer

    Lets build a wind farm in the roost,
    To give the turbines an extra boost,
    They wont just turn when the wind doth blow,
    But will be powered by the tide below,
    So they don’t blow away and end in the Med,
    We could anchor them all to Sumburgh Head,
    And as for you Ian I think it’s funny,
    That you cant stand the thought of others making money.
    As I don’t mind if they make a few bob,
    Cos future generations will have a job.

    Reply

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