Press release | 2014-04-30 | 09:00 AM

North East wind farm lays the foundations for green power

John Morris of R J McLeod at foundation number 15 at Clashindarroch Wind Farm.
Clashindarroch Windfarm

Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, have today installed the first foundation at the £60 million Clashindarroch Wind Farm near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.  Contractor, Dingwall construction firm RJ McLeod is carrying out the works ready for the installation of 18 wind turbines this summer.

Chris Morris, Project Director for Vattenfall, said: "This is a significant milestone in the construction of Clashindarroch Wind Farm.  It's fantastic to see the development start to take shape."

Mr Morris added: "Local businesses are already benefiting from the contracts we have made available, this underlines the benefit of investing in onshore wind farms to the Scottish economy."

Once the wind farm is up and running, a fund will be available to local communities which will provide around £180,000 annually for the life of the wind farm.

Turbine deliveries for the Clashindarroch Wind Farm are expected in the summer and the wind farm is expected to start generating electricity later this year.