Covid-19 delays construction at £320m Scottish wind farm

27 April 2020 (Last Updated April 27th, 2020 14:02)

The proposed facility, a joint venture between Swedish state-owned firm Vattenfall and British renewables company Greencoat, will contain 50 turbines, and provide 235MW of power to the Scottish grid, enough to power 170,000 homes.

The South Kyle site, as it has been dubbed, will also generate £38m for the local economy according to Vattenfall, although the immediate future of the facility has been thrown into uncertainty because of Covid-19. The joint venture partners initially planned for the site to begin operation in the first quarter of 2023, although it remains to be seen whether construction and development will begin on schedule.

Read more about the impacts of Covid-19 on Scottish wind farm development here.