ScottishPower Renewables re-affirmed its commitment to Argyll and Bute this week by awarding Wind Towers Limited a contract for works on 19 turbine towers.
The Machrihanish-based company has been selected to prepare turbine towers for installation at SPR’s Beinn an Tuirc II windfarm.
Work has commenced on the towers and they are due to be completed in February 2012.
The windfarm is due to be fully operational next summer and will bring the total capacity at Beinn an Tuirc to 62MW, enough clean, green energy to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes.
Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Renewables Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wind Towers on Beinn an Tuirc II and being able to invest in the community around the project.
“Having a strong renewables supply chain is crucial for the growth and development of the industry in this country and we hope that this is just the start of a positive period for Wind Towers.”
Michael Hagmann, Director of Wind Towers Limited said “We are delighted to be able to support ScottishPower Renewables in the further development of Beinn an Tuirc II. This is important locally and for our plant is a major step forward in ensuring continuity of orders in our pipeline. We see ScottishPower Renewables are a very important customer who we want to build a longer term relationship for the future.”
Notes to Editors
ScottishPower Renewables is part of Iberdrola, the largest wind energy company in the world with an installed capacity of more than 12,000 MW at the end of 2010, and a pipeline of over 60,000 MW.
ScottishPower Renewables has a pipeline of more than 7,400 MW in the UK.
Iberdrola has a presence in 23 countries around the world.
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