Infinis Energy orders 66 MW turbines for South Lanarkshire wind farm

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas turbine logo shotVestas has been contracted to supply 66MW of wind turbines to Galawhistle wind farm development by Infinis Energy.

The order comprises of 22 V90-3.0 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.

Eric Machiels, Chief Executive, Infinis Energy, said: “At a time when the UK Government has pledged to meet its international obligations to reduce carbon emissions and decarbonise power generation, Infinis continues to believe that onshore wind remains the most effective renewable energy technology and that it is best placed to help achieve these goals at the lowest cost to consumers.”

The Galawhistle wind park, set for construction on the borders of South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire, and is on course to be completed in early 2017. Earlier this month, Infinis announced it has closed a £83 million financing facility for the project.

Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe, commented: “We are very pleased that Infinis have chosen to work with us on the Galawhistle wind power plant. Despite regulatory uncertainty, this order underlines our engagement and commitment in the UK market, where customers see the value of deploying cost-competitive, carbon-free onshore wind.”

Turbine delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2016, with expected project completion in early 2017.

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