SSE initiates work on 162-MW extension of Scottish wind park
Wind farm in Scotland. Author: Neil Williamson. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.
The renewables arm of UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE) said Monday it has begun building the up-to-162-MW extension of the existing 350-MW Clyde wind farm to the east of Abington in Scotland.
SSE Renewables completed the construction of the existing 152-turbine facility, located on the South Lanarkshire and Scottish Borders boundary, in 2011. It now plans to erect a further 54 machines to boost the wind park’s total capacity to about 512 MW.
The extension project received clearance from the Scottish government a year ago. It is expected to provide more than GBP 20 million (USD 31m/EUR 28.8m) of long-term support for community initiatives.
UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty Plc will manage the build of the new wind park. The construction process is seen to last two years.