Wednesday the 1st of March saw the first day of spring, and the last day of erection for two wind farms. Both Tormywheel and Burton Wold South had their final rotors lifted in to place, marking the completion of the two wind farms’ construction.
Tormywheel is a 15 turbine site in West Lothian, developed by Muirhall Energy and WWS. The first towers were assembled in November 2016, however there was a short delay for blade assembly whilst waiting for 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 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.
Infinergy partnered with Muirhall Energy and WWS to complete construction at Burton Wold South – a 3 turbine extension to Burton Wold Wind Farm near Kettering in Northamptonshire. The three GE turbines have a rated power of 2.75MW, are 135m to tip and use a 120m rotor.