Tuesday 13 June 2023

New 240MW wind farm built in Scotland

New 240MW wind farm built in Scotland

A new 240MW onshore wind farm has been built in Scotland, to provide more than 187,000 homes with renewable energy each year.

Based in Ayrshire, the Vattenfall and Greencoat project was also contracted to local businesses – bringing £44 million of the spend of the project to nearby firms.

Vattenfall has stated that the total spending with Scottish businesses stands at £93.4 million, including construction, delivery and transport.

The company has also revealed that it has 500MW of onshore wind projects in the pipeline by 2030, totalling £600 million.

Anna Borg, Vattenfall CEO, said: “Onshore wind is essential to energy security, reducing carbon emissions and economic development. Vattenfall has a strong pipeline of onshore wind projects in Scotland, reflecting our confidence that it is a stable environment for ongoing investment.”

Gillian Martin, Scottish Minister for Energy, added: “Scotland is a world leader in onshore wind and this is in large part thanks to the continued investment of developers such as Vattenfall. Projects like South Kyle wind farm are key to helping us deliver on our ambitions for net zero and in creating a lasting legacy for our communities.”

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Bruna Pinhoni

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