BayWa r.e. bought the consented site from the previous developer in December 2014, finalised development and commenced construction in March 2015. The windfarm consists of nine Vestas 3.3 MW V112MW turbines and associated infrastructure.
The wind farm’s output is expected to supply enough clean, renewable energy to power the equivalent of 22,500 homes per year and avoid 48,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
Katy Hogg, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. UK, said: “We have gladly taken up the previous developer’s community benefit offering for the wind farm, which will contribute over £1.5 million to local projects over the lifetime of the wind farm”.
To date, BayWa r.e. has developed over 1.4GW of onshore wind, solar PV and bioenergy projects worldwide, 380MW of which is in the UK, and currently manages over 2GW of renewable generating assets worldwide, 470MW of which is in the UK.
The UK division – which includes its Edinburgh office – has recently expanded its Technical and Commercial Management Services offering to third parties and is growing rapidly in this sector.