Dumfries, Scotland [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] REpower UK has completed work at the Dalswinton Wind Farm wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project has now been officially handed to Airtricity, part of Scottish and Southern Energy.
The operational wind farm uses 15 turbines with 80-meter towers, each with a generating capacity of 2 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Dalswinton has a total capacity of 30 MW. REpower installed the MM82 turbines at Dalswinton that were manufactured at its factory in Germany. The MM82 model has been specifically designed for use in regions of high wind speeds.
REpower has a 5-year maintenance contract with Scottish and Southern Energy to manage the Dalswinton site. It is one of a number of projects agreed to between REpower and Scottish and Southern Electricity which will see the REpower supplying 60 new turbines for wind farms in Scotland alone.
“Dalswinton is a very significant project for REpower as it is our first onshore work with SSE and our biggest site in Scotland so far. The site had a number of challenges in terms of access and our team battled against some very adverse winter weather conditions. Dalswinton marks an important milestone in our work with Airtricity and contributes to the expansion work of REpower UK,” said Henning von Barsewisch, managing director of REpower UK.