Assembly of the first blades at Muirhall Energy’s Tormywheel Wind Farm marks a significant milestone for the development, south of Fauldhouse and Breich in West Lothian.

The first towers were assembled in November 2016, however there was a short delay for blade assembly awaiting the new radar mitigation for Edinburgh Airport. The radar is being built to ensure that the moving turbines are not confused with aircraft on the radar screen, a deal for which was put in place in Summer 2015 with NATS. The new radar could open up opportunities for other wind farm developments throught the central belt of Scotland.

The 15 Senvion MM92 turbines will each stand at 111 metres tall, and will have a total generating capacity of 30.75MW.

The site, which was acquired by Muirhall Energy and WWS Renewables in 2015, is expected to supply over 24,000 homes once operational.

31st January 2017

Photo: Starlift of first blades at Tormywheel Wind Farm (Photoenergy)