Sainsbury opens new wind farm in West Lothian

Jeremy Sainsbury officially opens the Harburnhead wind farm, near Edinburgh
Jeremy Sainsbury officially opens the Harburnhead wind farm.

Natural Power’s Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, has officially opened the Harburnhead wind farm, near West Calder, West Lothian, on behalf of the joint venture between Enel Viento and FIM Services.

Natural Power has been working with the JV partners on the 51.7MW, 22-turbine Harburnhead wind farm since 2015, providing due diligence for the project purchase stage, followed by pre-construction services.

Suzy Babbage, Asset Manager, FIM Services, said: “We have been very pleased with the level of service we have received from Natural Power during the construction of the Harburnhead project, which has been delivered on schedule and most importantly under budget.”

Harburnhead wind farm
Harburnhead wind farm

Meanwhile, Guy Milligan, a senior renewable heat engineer at Natural Power, has joined the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Certification Register of Heat Network Consultants following his training and exam success. 

He joins colleague Steve Smith, who was officially accepted as the first Scottish-based CIBSE registered Heat Network Consultant last year.  

The Code of Practice has been jointly developed between CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy to ensure that district heating networks in the UK are designed, built and operated to a high standard.

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