Sep 5, 2013 - ScottishPower Renewables, part of Spanish Iberdrola SA (MCE:IBE), said yesterday it had officially opened its 12-MW Middleton wind park near Glasgow, Scotland.
The Middleton wind scheme is made up of six turbines by Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (MCE:GAM). It was completed earlier this year, the company said. The electricity it will generate each year is estimated to be enough to supply over 6,000 households annually.
The project required investment of GBP 23 million (USD 36m/EUR 27.3m) and opened over 40 jobs during the one-year construction phase.
ScottishPower Renewables bought the 12-MW project in December 2011 from RWE npower renewables, a unit of German energy group RWE AG (ETR:RWE). The proposal developed by RWE had obtained planning approval from the East Renfrewshire Council in August 2011.
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