Renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has achieved planning consent for BayWa r.e.’s first “greenfield” wind farm consent in the UK. The consented scheme comprises a single additional Enercon E70 turbine that will bring the installed capacity of the under-construction Stroupster wind farm in Caithness to 29.9MW.
BayWa r.e renewable energy is a global renewable energy company that was established in 2009 and now has more than 740 staff operating globally. The BayWa r.e. group spans development and related services in the renewable energy sector. BayWa r.e. also develops and implements renewable energy projects in the UK and appointed Natural Power to spearhead their first greenfield planning consent in the UK.
Katy Hogg, responsible for UK Wind Projects and Business Development at BayWa r.e., said: “We are delighted to have successfully achieved this extension to our fourth UK wind farm, and to have done so by working with the experienced team at Natural Power. This positive result is a great commendation of our approach to maximising efficiencies in our projects and we look forward to working with Natural Power as our business continues to grow.”
Natural Power is providing construction management services to BayWa r.e. in relation to the Stroupster Wind Farm, which is due to become operational in 2015.
Finley Becks-Phelps at Natural Power and Project Lead on the scheme commented: “We were delighted to achieve this landmark consent for new client BayWa r.e., helping to positively introduce them to the UK consenting process. Natural Power’s holistic approach to planning, which draws upon the full lifecycle of services within the business, has been key to this consent”.