Red Rock Power breaks ground on 67-MW Scottish wind farm
Vestas wind turbines in Germany. Image by: Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
Red Rock Power Ltd has initiated the construction on a 67-MW wind project in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway, the Edinburgh-based company said on Thursday.
The Benbrack wind park will comprise 15 Vestas turbines with a maximum tip height of 149 metres (489 ft). The machines, to be installed north of the village of Carsphairn, are expected to generate first power in the spring of 2024, while full commercial operations will be launched in the summer of the same year.
The developer noted that final approval has been secured for all consent conditions from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Jones Bros has been selected for the balance of plant elements and Natural Power is acting as construction management service provider. Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems is expected to start mobilising to site in early 2024.
Red Rock Power acquired the project from German energy major RWE AG (ETR:RWE) in February 2021 when the scheme was in the late stages of development.
“Onshore wind remains central to our long-term vision – we look forward to seeing Benbrack come to fruition while we consider future opportunities,” said Guy Madgwick, Red Rock Power’s CEO.
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