Vattenfall amends schedule for Scottish wind project
Wind farm in Scotland. Author: Andrew Hill. License: Creative Commons. Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Vattenfall AB will not submit a planning application for its 13-turbine Cnoc an Fhionn wind project in Scotland by the end of 2015, as previously planned, to have more time for environmental surveys.
The Swedish energy group said on Monday that the surveys will now continue during the winter and into 2016. Once they are complete it will confirm its next steps on the wind project.
Vattenfall submitted a scoping report for the scheme to Argyll and Bute Council in March. The developer has determined that the site has scope to hold 13 turbines with a height to blade tip of 110 metres (361 ft).
"The Cnoc an Fhionn site is complex and we feel it’s necessary to amend our schedule to gather all the evidence we need," said project manager Alison Daugherty.
Vattenfall operates two wind farms in Scotland -- the 41.4-MW Edinbane park and the 36.9-MW Clashindarroch facility, which was launched last month.