Having received planning consent in 2007, the 30MW Tormywheel was put on hold for 7 years due to a NATS issue. Following Muirhall and WWS acquiring the project in Summer 2015, the partnership invested in a brand new Terma radar system for Edinburgh airport, which will be delivered into service in January 2017 in order to mitigate the issue.
The turbine agreement will see fifteen Senvion MM92 2.05MW machines erected on the wind farm, which is located 2.5km south of Fauldhouse in West Lothian.
Turbine delivery is expected to commence in November 2016, and the project will be commissioned shortly afterwards. The installed turbines will have a hub height of 64 metres, with a tip height of 111 metres and will be able to meet the electricity needs of over 24,000 households.
Tormywheel Wind Farm continues a strong and successful relationship with the German manufacturer, which has seen them deliver and erect turbines at Muirhall Windfarm (12.3MW) in 2010, and Muirhall Windfarm Extension (6.4MW) in 2014.
Civils contractor AE Yates began construction on the site at the end of April, and Muirhall are liaising closely with them to ensure a smooth construction process with minimal disruption to the surrounding areas.
Managing Director of Muirhall Energy, Chris Walker said:
“We are extremely pleased to be continuing our fantastic working relationship with Senvion, using the same model of turbine we are operating at Muirhall Windfarm. In addition, we are very excited to be starting a new relationship with AE Yates. These two companies have a proven track record of delivering significant infrastructure projects, and we expect Tormywheel to be delivered to the same high standard.”
“Tormywheel is another significant investment being made as a result of the successful partnership of Muirhall Energy and WWS Renewables, and we look forward to pursuing several new developments in the near future.”
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe, said:
“We are delighted to be awarded the contract to supply and maintain Senvion MM92 turbines for the Tormywheel Wind Farm. This is our third supply contract with Muirhall Energy and we look forward to delivering another successful project together.”
25th May 2016