Mabey Bridge, the South Wales based supplier of wind turbine towers, has made the final delivery for the 37MW Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire ahead of schedule.
The towers will be installed as part of 18 Senvion MM82 turbines, generating 36.9 megawatts of electricity.
Planning permission for the Clashindarroch Wind Farm, near Huntly, was granted in December 2010 by Aberdeenshire Council. The wind farm is expected to be completed by March 2015.
Mabey Bridge Energy & Marine is the leading British based manufacturer of components for the renewable energy sector and the largest onshore wind turbine tower manufacturer in the UK. Its £38 million manufacturing facility in Newhouse, South Wales, supplies wind turbine components to renewable energy projects across the country.
Mark Coia, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to deliver our turbine towers to Clashindarroch ahead of schedule to help ensure the wind farm is operational as soon as possible.
“As a British manufacturer we have worked closely with Vattenfall and Senvion to increase UK content in the wind farm and look forward to working in partnership on similar projects well into the future”.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director, Senvion UK, added: ” “I am delighted that the progress for Clashindarroch is proceeding as planned. The MM82 machine is a core model for Senvion – with over 300 installed in the UK alone – and with a blade length of 40 metres and a rotor surface of 5,281 m², the 18 machines at Clashindarroch will generate sufficient energy for over 22,000 homes.”