A wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway is now generating enough power to supply half the electricity needs for Nestle’s operations in UK and Ireland in a 15-year deal with the global confectionery manufacturer.
The Sanquhar wind farm produces 30MW of energy from the Danish-built turbines for Community Windpower – which also powers 30,000 local homes as well as running the equipment which makes a number of Nestle’s well-known chocolate bars, such as the Kit Kat biscuit.
The nine turbine towers were manufactured in Argyllshire while an Irvine-based crane contractor installed them on-site.
Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and Chief Executive, Nestlé UK & Ireland, said: ““We announced back in April that all of our grid-supplied electricity is coming from renewable sources but today’s announcement takes things a huge step further.
“This is a newly commissioned wind farm, generating new energy, creating capacity that didn’t previously exist and capable of providing half of our electricity needs. It’s a proud moment for us and means we have reached another key milestone in our efforts to become a sustainable business.”
4 Oct 2017