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A £2 BILLION Scottish wind farm development is to resume construction after the project was halted following the coronavirus pandemic.

Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, owned by EDF Renewables and Irish firm ESB, stopped construction in March.

Project boss Matthias Haag announced the 54-turbine wind farm would restart construction this week.

Located off Scotland’s east coast, it was awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) in 2015 and will look to generate enough energy to power 375,000 homes.

Mr Haag said:  “Initially, we will only have a few people on site to put in place control measures so the rest of the team can start work safely later that week. Once that’s happened we will have a reduced workforce on site, including essential supervisory staff.

“The arrangements we have put in place will be under regular review as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and follow the Scottish Government’s guidance.”