Vattenfall erects 1st turbine at 240-MW Scottish wind farm

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June 15 (Renewables Now) - Swedish utility Vattenfall AB said today that the first turbine has been installed at the company’s 240-MW South Kyle wind project in East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, in southwestern Scotland.

The first of the 50 Nordex Delta N133 turbines that will make up the wind farm, Vattenfall’s largest onshore development in the UK, was erected earlier this month, almost two years after preparation work started on the site.

South Kyle is expected to generate electricity equivalent to the needs of about 170,000 UK homes. It will also deliver an estimated GBP 38 million (USD 45.9m/EUR 43.9m) local community fund over 25 years.

Turbine transportation activities are now fully underway, with completion of the wind farm scheduled for early 2023, the company said.

The project is expected to generate first power later this summer.

(GBP 1 = USD 1.207/EUR 1.155)

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