UK air traffic services provider, NATS has signed a major contract with developer Muirhall Energy to provide a turbine mitigation service for the upcoming Tormywheel Wind Farm.
A dual Terma SCANTER 4002 radar system capable of mitigating the impact of the turbines will be delivered into service at Edinburgh in January 2017. NATS is then contracted to operate and maintain the service for the 25 year life of the wind farm.
Chris Walker, Muirhall Energy Managing Director, said:
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Muirhall Energy. The 15 turbine Tormywheel project is located less than 4 miles from our office, and reaching agreement with NATS will not only allow our company to deliver the wind farm but potentially allow other wind projects in central Scotland to be realised.”
Ian Harris, NATS Engineering Services Director, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Muirhall Energy and Edinburgh Airport in the provision of an assured technology solution that mitigates any possible impact caused by the Tormywheel Wind Farm”.
The contract with Muirhall Energy comes after a number of successful trials at UK airports that demonstrated the Terma system is capable of safely mitigating the impact of turbines while detecting even small targets beyond 40nm with good low level coverage.
13th November 2015