Construction of the £300M Kilgallioch windfarm in Scotland has begun. When finished in 2017 it will be the UK’s third largest onshore wind farm.
The ScottishPower Renewables project includes the construction of 55km of tracks that will link the 96 turbines. The main construction contractor is Northstone (Farrans).
ScottishPower Renewables construction director Stuart Mason said: “Kilgallioch is a major renewable energy development and a significant construction project. As well as making an important contribution to Scotland’s carbon reduction targets, tens of millions of pounds will go towards supporting community projects in the vicinity of the wind farm.
“This will be ScottishPower Renewables’ second largest wind farm, and the third largest overall in the UK. We currently have more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of installed onshore wind capacity in the UK, and Kilgallioch will help us on our way to achieving a 2 GW milestone – enough to power over 1M homes. “