Fred. Olsen seeks permit to repower 21.6-MW Scottish wind farm
V162-6 8 MW. Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Norway’s Fred. Olsen Renewables AS announced on Friday it has filed for approval a plan to repower its 21.6 MW Windy Standard wind farm in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway council area and more than double its power generating capacity.
The renewable energy developer has lodged an application with the Scottish Government. According to the documents, the repowered plant will be of 49.6 MW in size.
Located northeast of the village of Carsphairn, Windy Standard has been generating electricity since 1996. It is the first and oldest part of a complex of three wind power facilities, the last one of which is a project that was cleared in 2021 and is planned to go online in 2026.
Under the repowering plan, Fred. Olsen will decommission the existing plant’s 36 turbines, which have a tip height of 53.5 metres and capacities of 600 kW each, and will replace them with eight newer machines. The new hardware will have a tip height of up to 200 metres. The considered wind turbine option is Vestas’ V162 6.2 MW model.
A community benefit fund of more than GBP 7 million (USD 8.5m/EUR 7.9m) will be created as part of the repowering scheme.
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