Kick off at Kilgallioch
ScottishPower Renewables starts construction work on 239MW project
ScottishPower Renewables has started construction of the 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm in Scotland.
The company has started building the 55km of tracks – as well as upgrading 14km of existing forest track – across the site that will link the project’s 96 turbines on the project.
The £300m project is located five kilometres south of Barrhill, South Ayrshire and five kilometres north east of New Luce, Dumfries and Galloway.
More than 250 jobs will be supported by the construction work.
The first turbine deliveries are expected in February 2016, with first power production due in November 2016, followed by full operation of the site in the first half of 2017.
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 windfarm.”
Image: SPR's Whitelee wind farm (ScottishPower Renewables)