Plan submitted for new £190m Scottish wind farm

Plan submitted for new £190m Scottish wind farm

The Scottish government is considering newly submitted plans relating the potential development of a brand new £190 million wind farm, which would be located off the country's south-west coast.

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has made an application to the national authority to build the facility near Patna, Carsphairn, Dalmellington and New Cumnock, and once it is operational it would provide enough energy to power in excess of 90,000 homes in the UK.

It is keen to point out that a lasting economic benefit to the UK would be made should it be given permission to complete the project.

Piers Guy, UK onshore wind development director at Vattenfall, said schemes of this nature make a huge contribution both to the environment and to the local and national economy. What's more, he outlined the potential for numerous construction and energy jobs to be created.

"At the peak of construction activity, if the proposal is approved, 79 people will be working on site. It is our intention to maximise the potential of local people working on South Kyle Wind Farm," Mr Guy stated.

Such a jobs boost could prove to be a key factor in the decision due to be made by the Scottish government, while it will also have to look at the ability of the wind farm to create such a vast amount of energy to be used throughout the UK.

The project, which is entitled South Kyle Wind Farm, would feature some 50 turbines, all of which would be used to harness energy.

Vattenfall has officially submitted its plans and the government's energy consents unit will now analyse the proposal in more depth before it decides whether to issue approval or not. If it does give the green light, onshore construction could begin as early as 2016 and power could be generated in the area by 2018.

Wind energy is one of the greenest options available to authorities around the UK when it comes to power generation.

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

Are we seeing a decline in the UK Construction Industry?

Are we seeing a decline in the UK Construction Industry?

After recent events in the UK political scene, many have forecasted a decline in the economic performance of the UK industry starting in 2017. Are the March figures demonstrating this yet? Anglo studies some of the most reliable industry reports from IHS Markit in an attempt to answer this critical

How to attract women into engineering?

How to attract women into engineering?

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, Anglo Technical has decided to make a quick overview of the position of women in the workplace and in engineering, in the UK and worldwide.   Over the past few decades, women have proven they are able to engage in lots of activities that

IR35 is coming

IR35 is coming

On Thursday 6th of April 2017, new UK Government IR35 legislation finally kicks in for Public Sector LTD company contractors or as HMRC like to call it “Personal Service Company (PSC)” contractors.   It has already caused a shift in the amount of LTD company contractors currently

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.