GE turbines selected for Scottish wind farm

9 July 2014 (Last Updated July 9th, 2014 18:30)

SSE Renewables has selected GE to supply turbines for the Dunmaglass Wind Farm in Scotland.

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SSE Renewables has selected GE to supply turbines for the Dunmaglass Wind Farm in Scotland.

Located near Inverness, the wind farm will be equipped with 33 GE 2.85-100 turbines, which are specially designed for this project. It will also feature a 70m tower so SSE Renewables and GE meet the associated planning conditions that require a maximum tip height of 120m.

The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 94MW, which will help the country to meet its renewable energy targets.

The Dunmaglass Wind Farm has been acquired by SSE from Renewable Energy Systems Group in May 2013.

The wind farm is located on Dunmaglass Estate, near Loch Mhor, in the Monadhliath Mountains.

"The company worked with SSE to create turbines specifically designed to meet the strict parameters set forth by the local planning authority."

The Scottish Government's target for renewable electricity generation is for renewables to generate the equivalent of 100% of gross annual consumption by 2020 along with a new target of 50% by 2015.

GE general manager renewable energy business in Europe Cliff Harris said for the Dunmaglass Wind Farm, the company worked with SSE to create turbines specifically designed to meet the strict parameters set forth by the local planning authority, which restricted the maximum tip height to 120m.

"As wind energy continues its rapid growth in Scotland, we too are growing our business throughout the United Kingdom, and we are pleased to work again with SSE to help bring Scotland a cleaner power source," Harris said.

In March 2014, SSE announced that GE will provide ten 1.6-MW wind turbines for the Langhope Rig Wind Farm in Scotland and this site is currently under construction.


Image: GE to supply 33 2.85-100 turbines for Scottish wind farm project. Photo: courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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