mobile-menu-arrow
Stories from the last 7 days
Fish SOS at power station The sky’s the limit for fundraiser Rebecca Brawl in High Street sparks police appeal Debate set for council elections Two killed in single vehicle crash Westminster battle begins as parties pick candidates Heathhall homes plan turned down Andrew is all go with 100 mile running challenge Party time for NHS staff is a thank you from Chloe Duo to be Queen’s Nurses Fears for bus service after third stone attack Rory, 11, praised for lifesaving action Puzzle over historic sword Bowling into new season Cricket club’s Oz signing Data centre bid renewed Woman accused of driving while drunk Son awaits decision in mum’s death case FEATURE: Fighting back in the battle against litter 10 beauty tips to help you look wow . . . Dumfries and Galloway style Final cost of new DGRI will be £533m What should Lockerbie’s theme be? VIDEO: Today in Holyrood with Charles Fletcher Don’t ignore cancer screening test Tackling rural mental health Championship glory for Saints Man, 53, guilty of rape New commodore at the helm VIDEO: Today in Holyrood with Charles Fletcher Anti indy ref meeting Story behind the Beeftub van MPs react to General Election shock Plucky Zoe’s brave shave for charity Money biggest cause of rows VIDEO: Guide launched to promote Annandale Way Border wind farm to go live this week Community garden calls at new housing site Neil+Samson=maths revolution Police boss’s fears over market security Police probe primary school vandalism And the winner is . . . Fishing village’s starring role in horror flick Police discount male rape allegation Shrink the town centre idea 15 photogenic pets in Dumfries and Galloway Is petite Demi the country’s smallest bus driver? Man hurt in M74 crash 16 flawless faces . . . Dumfries and Galloway style Man jailed after waving knife at policeSearch all stories »

Regions

Sections

More

Newsdesk: 01461 202 417 | Search
Change Language:
 
 

Read online with DnG Digital

Subscribe now to read all your favourite newspapers online

Busy time for windfarm construction

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , ,

THE busiest period ever for windfarm construction in Scotland is now scaling new heights, with ScottishPower Renewables busy in this region among others.

The firm is currently building eight wind projects in the south west and the Central Belt.

And over 1000 people are involved in erecting the 221 turbines, including 22 at Ewe Hill near Waterbeck.
Their largest site is at Kilgallioch, which straddles the border of South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. At 96 turbines and 239MW, it will become the third largest onshore site in the UK and will be capable of powering more than 130,000 homes.
Furthermore, all the projects will see over 145km of new roads constructed on the windfarms, roughly the
distance between Glasgow and Carlisle, to provide access for turbine deliveries to their final locations.
Kenny Peberdy, onshore director at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Scotland is one of the busiest places in the world right now for the construction of onshore wind, with thousands of engineers and technicians and support workers delivering a raft of large-scale renewable energy projects.
“We are currently building more projects at the same time than we’ve ever built before through an unprecedented level of investment this year.”

Share this story:
This story hasn't been shared yet.
 
 
Comments/editorial complaints