The Muirhall South Wind Farm development has been commissioned and is now live, as of today March 16th 2016.
The project was granted consent on appeal by the Scottish Government in July 2015, and will qualify under the Renewables Obligation just before the subsidy is closed early, as was introduced by the UK Conservative Government that came into power last year.
Managing Director of Muirhall Energy, Chris Walker said:
“We are very pleased to have delivered these 3 turbines in such an exceptionally short period of time, with turbine supply agreements with GE reached in two-and-a-half weeks. A smooth Financial Close process with Close Brothers assisted an early construction, enabling Muirhall Energy to have the turbines bought and erected in six months. In the current financial climate, this professionalism is greatly valued.
This fantastic achievement demonstrates the capabilities of the dynamic partnership of WWS Renewables and Muirhall Energy, and we look forward to the project becoming fully operational.”
Having already erected two Senvion 3.2MW machines with 147 metre tips at Muirhall Extension (Phase 2) – the tallest onshore turbines in the country at the time; Muirhall Energy and WWS Renewables have now installed three GE 2.75MW turbines at the project’s third phase – Muirhall South, consisting of the UK’s largest rotors at 120 metres.
Declan Cullinane, Account Manager for GE said:
“We are pleased with the progress onsite for the Muirhall southern extension using the GE2.75-120 turbines given the challenging weather over the winter period. The flexibility and pragmatic approach taken by both parties has ensured the project is delivered to its full potential.
This is the first project to cement the relationship between Muirhall Energy Ltd and GE Renewables, a relationship which we see growing in strength in the near future.”
16th March 2016