Siemens and Airtricity, the renewable energy development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), is to supply wind turbines for a major onshore wind farm in Southern Scotland, it has been announced.

The 2.3MW (MW) machines will be used at the Clyde wind farm in South Lanarkshire, 70km south of Glasgow.

The farm will have a total capacity of up to 350MW and is expected to be commissioned in 2012.

Siemens will supply, install and commission the wind turbines as well as providing maintenance services for five years, the company said.

The Clyde wind farm is expected to yield significant benefits for Scotland, in particular, creating jobs in the local area.

Clyde could become the largest onshore wind farm in Europe in only two years, according to Siemens.