Vattenfall, the leading European energycompany, has taken delivery of the first consignment of wind turbine blades into the Port of Inverness. Other components, including tower sections, gears and generators will arrive at the construction site during the coming months as the wind farm construction progresses.
Chris Morris, Vattenfall’s Project Director for Clashindarroch Wind Farm said:
“The first shipment of wind turbine blades has arrived into Inverness on schedule. Over the coming weeks more blades, hubs and nacelles will be arriving at the Port of Inverness and Port of Grangemouth and transported by road to the site near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.”
The Senvion wind turbine blades are being manufactured at its factory in Germany and shipped to the Port of Inverness.
Raymond Gilfedder, MD of Senvion Northern Europe, said: “I am delighted that the progress for Clashindarroch is proceeding as planned. The MM82 machine is a core model for Senvion with over 300 installed in the UK alone, and with a blade length of 40 metres and a rotor surface of 5,281 m², the 18 machines at Clashindarroch will generate sufficient energy for over 22,000 homes.”
Clashindarroch Wind Farm started construction last summer. The construction of the turbine foundations are well underway ready for the installation of 18 wind turbines which are due to commence this month.
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