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Fred. Olsen Renewables seeks to add 48 MW to Scottish wind farm

Wind park in Scotland. Author: Ian Dick. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

June 20 (Renewables Now) - Fred. Olsen Renewables has recently filed application with Scottish ministers, seeking consent to install up to 48 MW next to the existing Crystal Rig wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills, Scotland.   

The proposed 11-turbine development will be phase four of the Crystal Rig wind farm. The planned turbines are located within the Scottish Borders Council jurisdiction, while the existing access to be used for the development is in East Lothian Council's area.   

The initial phase of the wind farm consists of 25 turbines totalling 62.5 MW and began operation in 2003. Crystal Rig II was competed in 2010 and features 60 turbines with overall capacity of 138 MW. The Crystal Rig III extension has six turbines and a capacity of 13.8 MW.  

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