Vattenfall has installed the last wind turbine at its £60 million Clashindarroch wind farm – four days ahead of schedule.
In an average year, the wind farm near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, will generate over 110,000 megawatt hours of energy. This would be capable of meeting the equivalent annual electricity needs of around 27,000 households and make 4 billion cups of tea every year.
Based on standard industry calculations, the 18-turbine farm will help ‘save’ over 40,000 tonnes of C02 every year.
The wing-tip height of the Senvion MM82 turbines is 110 metres. Balfour-Beatty carried out the construction work for the grid connection.
Chris Morris, Project Director for Clashindarroch, said: “It’s always good for wind farm construction to reach this point; it’s a bit like a topping out on a house build and it’s something really special.
“The weather in recent days has been good, but to get to this stage ahead of schedule still requires excellent team working with Senvion, the turbine supplier and installer and RJ Mcleod, the civil engineering contractor.”
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director, Senvion Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted that the installation of turbines at Clashindarroch is advancing ahead of schedule. This is testament to the ongoing successful collaboration between Senvion, Vattenfall and the various key project stakeholders, and we look forward to maintaining this level of progress throughout the remainder of the project.”