Press release | 2014-09-16 | 09:42 AM

Topping out at Aberdeenshire wind farm

Final turbine deployed days ahead of schedule

Vattenfall, the European energy company, has installed the last wind turbine at Clashindarroch Wind Farm.

The 18th turbine was deployed at 14:45, Saturday 13 September, four days ahead of schedule.

Chris Morris, Vattenfall’s Project Director for Clashindarroch Wind Farm, 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.

“Vattenfall is currently constructing three schemes in the UK – Pen y Cymoedd in South Wales, Clashindarroch and an extension to Kentish Flats, off the Kent coast. By 2017, when all three are completed, we will be operating almost one gigawatt of installed capacity from nine wind farms which together will make a major contribution to the UK’s drive for clean energy.”

Raymond Gilfedder, MD Senvion Northern Europe, said: "We are delighted that the installation of the MM82 turbines at Clashindarroch Wind Farm 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.”

In an average year, Clashindarroch Wind Farm will generate over 110,000 megawatt hours of renewable 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 method, Clashindarroch would help ‘save’ over 40,000 tonnes of C02 every year.

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