July 17 (Renewables Now) - Danish firm Global Wind Service AS (GWS) has completed the installation of all 54 turbines for the extension of the existing 349.6-MW Clyde wind park in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The wind complex, owned by UK energy producer SSE Plc (LON:SSE), now has a capacity of 522.4 MW. In a press release on Friday, GWS said that all the machines have been erected by the end of June as part of a contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens AG (FRA:SIE). The German group hired GWS for pre-assembly, installation, mechanical and electrical works, as well as cold commissioning of the wind farm. GWS technical activities at the site are scheduled to finish at the end of September.
The extension project will boost the plant’s capacity by 172.8 MW through the addition of 54 Siemens SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines. The existing Clyde wind farm consists of 152 units of 2.3-MW machines supplied by the same company.
The Clyde wind farm becomes the third largest in Europe, according to SSE. Its annual output is expected to be enough to meet the demand of more than 240,000 homes.