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Project updates

February 2022

Construction of the 9 turbine subsidy free project was completed this month.

June 2021

The first turbine components were delivered to site on the 29 June and 1 July. The deliveries consisted of a nacelle, drive train and hub.

 

April 2021

Work to construct a turning head just outside Sanquhar for turbine deliveries is well underway. Delivery vehicles cannot make a left turn at Eliock Bridge.

March 2021

The trial run to ensure the safe delivery of turbine components to site was undertaken. The trial simulated a blade delivery, the largest component, along the route to site. The trial went very well, highlighting a couple of areas where clearances will be improved ahead of the ‘real’ deliveries.

January 2020

A key milestone was achieved with all 9 turbine concrete foundations poured and completed just before the Christmas break.

November 2020

Despite the poor weather across the region we continued to make good progress on site. The tracks to all 9 turbines are nearly complete. Work continues on the turbine foundations.

September 2020

Construction of the access tracks to turbine locations across site is progressing well and preparation of the ground for turbine foundations has also begun. 

Who's who?

Statkraft appointed Scottish company RJ McLeod to undertake the civil engineering works with Alex Jackson leading the team.

Rob Brocklehurst from Ionic Consulting is supporting Statkraft as owner’s engineer during construction. With construction expected to take around 16 months, the project is due to reach operational stage in late 2021.

Doug Wilson will be managing the project communications throughout the construction of the wind farm

Community

Statkraft will keep the local community informed throughout construction through regular updates in The Nithsdale Times, and continued contact with the Community Liaison Group which was established during development.

The project will deliver a fund of approximately £190,000 per year for community groups and initiatives, and discussions around how this will be managed are taking place with the Community Liaison Group. For any comments or questions during construction, please contact Doug Wilson on 07542 754642 or doug.wilson@statkraft.co.uk.

 

Key facts

  • Turbines: 9
  • Tip Height:140 metres
  • Consented:December 2014
  • Project Status:Pre-construction
  • Community Fund: Approximately £190,000 per year
  • Developer: Element Power Ireland Ltd (acquired by Statkraft in 2018)

Timeline:

  • Summer 2020

    Start onsite, establish site compound

  • Autumn 2020

    Commence work on site tracks

  • March 2021

    • Turbine foundations completed
    • Turbine delivery trial run
  • Summer 2021

    Turbine erection commences

  • February 2022

    Wind farm operational

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