ScottishPower Renewables’ construction of Europe’s biggest windfarm has reached another major milestone, with the delivery of the first wind turbines to the site.
Located just south of Glasgow on Eaglesham Moor, the 140-turbine project will deliver an output of 322 MW, enough green renewable energy for over 180,000 homes – equivalent to the nearby city of Glasgow.
The turbines are being delivered to the site between the hours of 2200 and 0400 to minimise disruption to traffic.
Keith Anderson, Director of ScottishPower Renewables, said:
“The safe and timely delivery of turbines is a vital part of this project and we have carefully planned the process to ensure that any disruption is minimised”.
Construction began at Whitelee in September 2006 with the creation of the site infrastructure and access roads for the machinery and equipment. Many of the turbine foundations are now in place ready for this delivery of the first turbines.
NOTES TO EDITORS
The integration of Iberdrola and ScottishPower, successfully completed on April 23 2007, has created a new organisation, which is one of the largest electricity groups in Europe with an enterprise value of around €80 billion, a presence in more than 30 countries and 22 million points of supply. The new group is also the world’s number one renewable energy operator with 7,000 MW of installed capacity and a pipeline of more than 40,000 MW.
Delivery of the 140 turbines will take place over the next 15 months.