With approval granted for the third phase of Muirhall Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire – Muirhall South, Collett were called upon to facilitate the import and delivery of eighteen components from the Port of Grangemouth. When constructed, these will form three GE 2.75-120, 145m wind turbines.
The three GE turbines currently hold the record for the largest rotor diameters for onshore wind turbines in the UK with 58.7 meter long blade.
Due to lower hub heights, Muirhall South will not be quite as tall as the operational, 147m to tip, Senvion 3.2M114 turbines at the Muirhall Extension.
Muirhall South was granted on appeal in July 2015 by the Scottish Government and turbine components began to arrive at the development site in November, representing a very fast and successful turnaround by the company.
The Muirhall South turbines are expected to be operational in March 2016 and will offset circa 10,848 tonnes of CO2 per annum whilst supplying up to 4,773 homes with electricity over the 25 year lifetime.
As with all Muirhall developments the local community is set to benefit through the provision of community funds, in this case being up to £100,000 per annum.
For more about the delivery of the components see Collett’s review of the process here.
10th January 2016
Photo Right: Transport of blade and tower section navigating round Lizzie Brice’s roundabout in Mid-Calder.
Photo Below: A Muirhall South, GE 58.7m blade arrives at site.