North Ayrshire MP Katy Clark has visited the site of the SSE test wind turbines at Hunterston following concerns about their proximity to local residents.
She was shown round the site by Kirstanne McDowall of SSE and Russell Maxwell, who is the site’s assistant project manager. She viewed the first wind turbine, which is near completion, as well as the site for the second turbine, which is about to have its concrete foundation poured in.
Clark said: “The wind turbine site at Hunterston will eventually host three wind turbines that are each testing out new and experimental designs and technology for offshore wind farms.
“There has been concern about the proximity of the turbines to residential areas, the size of the turbines and that this may result in noise being heard or vibrations being felt by local residents. Therefore, I wanted to see the testing facility for myself.”
She urged villagers to let her know of any problems associated with the SSE wind turbines.