- Published: 04 February 2020 04 February 2020
Scotland’s newest onshore wind farm will be built subsidy free after SSE Renewables confirmed an 11-turbine extension to the existing 70MW, 35-turbine Gordonbush wind farm. The installed capacity of the onshore extension will be 47MW.
The onshore wind farm will be built on a merchant basis and will be one of only a few onshore projects to get the green light in GB in recent years after government support was halted after 2015. The go-ahead to commence construction follows the decision in November by Scottish Ministers to grant revised consent for the 11-turbine extension. Located 12km north west of Brora in the Scottish Highlands, construction on the extension will commence in March using some of the infrastructure and the grid connection of the original Gordonbush wind farm. The developer has appointed RJ MacLeod as the preferred principal contractor of the civil and cabling works.