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Twentyshilling Hill Wind Farm

United Kingdom / Wind power / Project

Twentyshilling Hill Wind Farm is a subsidy-free wind farm project located approximately 4.8km south of Sanquhar. The 9 turbine wind farm was granted planning permission by Dumfries and Galloway Council in December 2014.


 

Project progress

Work is progressing well at Twentyshilling Hill and turbine deliveries have commenced.  Further information on project progress is available here. The project timeline is outlined below and is subject to change due to weather, environmental and other factors out with our control. 

 

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.

 

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
Late 2021
  • Wind farm operational

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)

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