The first towers at Tormywheel – a 15 turbine site in West Lothian – were assembled last year.
However there was a short delay for blade assembly whilst waiting for the new radar mitigation for Edinburgh Airport. The radar has been built to ensure that the moving turbines are not confused with aircraft on the radar screen.
The German-built turbines each stand at 111 metres tall, and will have a total generating capacity of 30.75MW. The site is expected to supply over 24,000 homes once operational.
Muirhall Energy is committed to setting up a local community benefit fund and will engage with residents on the distribution of this. A fixed annual payment of £5,000 per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity will be provided, index-linked to account for inflation.
This would amount to approximately £150,000 per annum, or £3.75 million over the 25 year lifetime of the Tormywheel project.
Meanwhile Infinergy partnered with Muirhall Energy and WWS to complete construction at Burton Wold South – a three-turbine extension to Burton Wold Wind Farm near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
The three turbines have a rated power of 2.75MW, extend to a blade-height of 135m and use a 120m rotor.