Investing in Scotland - 4th February
New Year investment delivered into Scottish Economy
During early January 2016, wind turbine components were delivered to Community Windpower’s Millour Hill Community Wind Farm in Dalry, North Ayrshire in order to complete the construction of its extension.
Siemens construction personnel are waiting for a calm weather window, to crane the parts into position to complete the construction of the additional two Siemens 3MW direct drive turbines.
Scottish Businesses Benefiting from Millour Hill Extension
Throughout the construction of the Millour Hill Extension, contracts and services have been provided by many Scottish businesses:
- Wind Towers (Scotland) Ltd, Campbeltown – Turbine towers manufactured from their Scottish factory;
- Natural Power, Dumfries – Site Investigation and Geotechnical services, CDM Regulations and HSE support;
- AMD Contract Services Ltd, Dumfries – civil engineering contract;
- 3B Construction, Ayr – turbine foundations (steel & reinforcement);
- Breedon Aggregates – Swinlees Quarry in Dalry and Kilmarnock Concrete plant;
- West of Scotland Heavy Haulage, Coatbridge – turbine component deliveries;
- Snedden Surveys, Glasgow – Topographical surveys;
- Local contractors: Starling Learning, Eadha Enterprises, John Alexander Plant Hire.
The construction contracts required to build the two turbines has seen Community Windpower’s BUY SCOTTISH commitments invest over £7 million into the Scottish economy – an achievement the Company is hugely proud of.
Once commissioned, the turbines will generate an extra 6.4MW for the Millour Hill Wind Farm, supplying additional green energy for local Ayrshire homes and further Community Benefits.
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