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Engie kicks off Cairnborrow build

10-turbine Aberdeenshire wind farm will require £13m investment

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West Coast Energy has kicked off construction at the consented 10MW Cairnborrow Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Construction began last Monday at the site near Huntly and is expected to wrap up by late 2016. The developer won consent for the fifth turbine at the beginning of the summer.

West Coast Energy is a subsidiary of Engie, the French multinational utility previously known as GDF Suez.

West Coast Energy project manager Paul Vernon said: “Cairnborrow is a significant renewable energy development for Aberdeenshire: as well as making an important contribution to Scotland’s carbon reduction targets, and providing circa £13 million pounds of infrastructure investment, the local community will also benefit via our community benefit funding commitment.

“We hope to complete the construction of the wind farm as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise any potential disruption to local people.”

The local community will receive £5000 per year for each installed MW or 10% of the profits during the project’s 25-year lifespan.

Image: West Coast has been involved in projects including Coldham in England (WCE)

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