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Statkraft to begin construction on Andershaw wind farm in Scotland

CTBR Staff Writer Published 07 October 2015

Norwegian state-owned electric utility Statkraft will begin construction on 36MW Andershaw wind farm in South Lanarkshire, the company's third onshore project in Scotland.

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The plans to begin construction on the project follows Statkraft's successful construction of the 66MW Berry Burn Wind Farm, which entered operations last year.

Scheduled to begin later this month, work on Andershaw includes construction of roads, turbine bases and a substation.

RJ McLeod and Powersystems UK will be responsible for the civil infrastructure and electrical infrastructure works at the project, respectively.

Majority of the civil works are expected to be completed by next year.

The Andershaw wind farm will feature 11 Vestas V117-3.3 MW turbines.

When fully operational in late 2016, the wind farm will generate clean energy that will be enough to power close to 20,200 homes, thus contributing to Scotland's ambitious renewable energy targets.

Statkraft has become the 100% owner of Andershaw after taking over Duke Energy's 50% stake in the project in October last year. It has been developing the site at Andershaw in a 50:50 joint venture partnership with Duke Energy since 2006.

In August, Forewind, a consortium comprising four energy firms RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil, has secured consent from the UK Government for the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside A and B offshore wind project.

The Dogger Bank offshore wind project will cost around £8bn.

In September, Statkraft opened 172MW Cheves hydropower plant in Peru, which is the company's ninth power plant in the country.


Image: The Andershaw wind farm will include 11 Vestas V117-3.3 MW wind turbines. Photo: courtesy of Statkraft.