Muirhall Energy sponsor Livingston FC youth team while installing UK’s largest wind turbines

A 58.7m GE turbine blade and transporter at the Lizzie Bryce roundabout in Livingston en route to Muirhall Energy’s site in South Lanarkshire
A 58.7m GE turbine blade and transporter at the Lizzie Bryce roundabout in Livingston en route to Muirhall Energy’s site in South Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire-based Muirhall Energy is the new sponsor of Lothian-based Livingston Football Club Youth Team, keeping in line with the company’s commitment to supporting local businesses and causes.

Livingston FC Assistant Coach, David Martindale said: “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Muirhall Energy Ltd as our new official partner and we look forward to a successful relationship with them”,

The new partnership is for a six-month period, and will see direct investment benefit the local club’s youth setup.

The Muirhall Energy office is located 10 miles away from Almondvale Stadium, home of the Scottish Championship side.

Livingston FC’s next home game is against Hibernian FC – who are one of the finalists in next month’s Scottish Cup, which is being sponsored by Utilita, the independent energy supplier.

A Muirhall South, GE 58.7m blade arrives at site in South Lanarkshire
A Muirhall South, GE 58.7m blade arrives at site in South Lanarkshire

Meanwhile, with approval granted for the third phase of Muirhall Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire – specialist hauliers were called upon to facilitate the import and delivery of 18 components from the Port of Grangemouth. When constructed, these will form three GE 145m wind turbines.

The three GE turbines currently hold the record for the largest rotor diameters for onshore wind turbines in the UK with 58.7 meter long blade.

Due to lower hub heights, Muirhall South will not be quite as tall as the operational, 147m to tip, Senvion 3.2M114 turbines at the Muirhall Extension.

The Muirhall South turbines are expected to be operational in March 2016 and will offset circa 10,848 tonnes of C02 per annum whilst supplying more than 4,700 homes with electricity over the 25 year lifetime.

 

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