Vattenfall completes final turbine foundation for 240-MW Scottish wind project

Wind turbines. Image by: Vattenfall AB.

November 16 (Renewables Now) - Swedish utility Vattenfall AB, through its UK unit, today said that all 50 turbine foundations have been finalised at the 240-MW South Kyle onshore wind site in Scotland.

The final foundation at the wind farm, located in East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, was poured eight months ahead of schedule by Scottish civil-engineering contractor RJ McLeod.

Emphasis on the project works will now turn to the laying of cables, work at the South Kyle substation and the grid connection. Wind turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the spring of 2022.

The wind farm, which is due to be fully commissioned in the spring of 2023, will produce enough power to supply about 170,000 local homes.

Renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind Plc (LON:UKW) is expected to acquire the zero-subsidy wind project upon completion for a headline consideration of GBP 320 million (USD 430m/EUR 376m), under an agreement from April 2020.

(GBP 1 = USD 1.344/EUR 1.174)

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