News item | 2013-05-24 | 15:45 PM

North East wind farm to start construction next month

Clashindarroch Wind Farm, near Huntly, to start generating power in 2014. Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, will start construction of a major onshore wind scheme next month near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

The 18 wind turbine Clashindarroch Wind Farm will cost more than £60 million to construct and is expected to be completed in late 2014 with first power generated at the same time and the wind farm working at full power in early 2015.

Vattenfall, which is committed to working with local and regional businesses during the construction and operation of the 36.9 megawatt wind farm, is confident that local companies will make a strong contribution to the project. Last year over 40 businesses attended a supply chain event in Huntly.

Piers Guy, Vattenfall’s UK Development Director, Onshore Wind, said: “Vattenfall has worked tirelessly to maximise the economic benefit of Clashindarroch Wind Farm to the local and Scottish economy. Following a supply chain event held in Huntly last year, where over 40 local businesses attended, we are delighted that the next phase of work on Clashindarroch Wind Farm is to start next month. “

The construction of a large onshore wind farm is a major engineering exercise. The current schedule for construction is as follows:

  • Roads built on site: From June 2013
  • Foundations installed: Spring 2014
  • Wind turbines delivered: Summer 2014
  • All wind turbines erected: by Autumn 2014
  • First power: Autumn/ Winter 2014
  • Full power: Winter/ Spring 2015

For further information, please contact:
Vattenfall’s UK Press Office, telephone Jason Ormiston on 07794524801 
jason.ormiston@vattenfall.com

Information about the wind farm:
Clashindarroch Wind Farm

About Vattenfall
Vattenfall is a leading European energy company and is Europe's sixth largest generator of electricity and the continent's largest producer of heat. Vattenfall currently operates 545MW of onshore wind capacity and 836MW of offshore wind across northern Europe, including Edinbane Wind Farm on the Isle of Skye and Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, operating off the Kent coast.

Vattenfall is in a joint venture partnership with Pelamis Wave Power to develop a wave farm off the Shetland Islands. It is also assessing the feasibility of laying an electricity cable between north east Scotland and Norway.