Ørsted hails 1st power from 62-MW onshore wind farm in Scotland
Kennoxhead onshore wind farm in Scotland. Image by Ørsted (orsted.co.uk)
Danish clean energy group Ørsted (CPH:ORSTED) today said that its first wind project in Scotland, the 62-MW Kennoxhead wind farm, has produced first power.
The facility is located in South Lanarkshire south-east of Glasgow and is being built in two phases. The first 13-turbine, 62-MW phase is set to become commercially operational later this year. A second cluster of turbines will bring an additional capacity of up to 112 MW, increasing the project’s size to 174 MW.
Ørsted, a major offshore wind developer, noted it has a pipeline of several onshore developments in Scotland. It was also awarded 1 GW of floating wind in the ScotWind leasing round as part of a consortium with Falck Renewables and Bluefloat Energy, and recently took a majority stake in the 100-MW Salamander floating wind project.
Separately, Ørsted said today it is holding late-stage negotiations in relation to the potential takeover of Ostwind AG, which develops and builds onshore wind farms in Germany and France.
Earlier this month, the company announced the opening of an office in Madrid with a view to pursue development of gigawatts of land-based renewables in Spain.