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Kirkton Wind Farm Commissioned
The three turbine wind farm at Kirkton Farm, Aberdeenshire, was commissioned on 25th January 2017.
Kirkton Wind Farm is a 6.9 MW site, consisting of three 2.3 MW Enercon E70 turbines. Locogen acted as Technical Advisor and Project Manager for the construction phase of the project, where they also achieved cost savings for the client, assisted with financial close and provided support on legal and wayleave issues for the site's grid connection.
The client, Culsalmond Air Ltd, is owned by a local farming family who were looking at a way to diversify the existing farming business by installing renewables.
Mrs Catriona Dougherty, a Director of Culsalmond Air Ltd, said: "we were delighted to have Locogen's support and management throughout the project. Their pragmatic and proactive approach ensured that this complex onshore wind development was delivered on time and under budget. Their technical knowledge of the industry proved invaluable and their relationships with contractors and industry professionals added real value throughout. Their service delivery and client communication is excellent and we were always kept well supported and fully informed of progress at all times".
The wind farm was commissioned on 25th January and is expected to generate 21,800 MWh of green electricity annually, enough to power approximately 4,700 homes. Locogen's dedicated Asset Management Team have been retained by the client to manage the operation of the site going forward.