6.9MW WIND FARM – UP TO 12 NEW JOBS CREATED.
Blue Energy have successfully concluded the purchase of the Hillhead of Auquhirie wind farm site near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire. With a total investment of over £10 million this gives a major boost to the local economy.
The site was purchased with planning consent for 3 x 2.3MW Enercon Wind Turbines and will generate in excess of 17 GW/h of electricity per year, which is enough to power over 3,500 local homes in the area. In addition, this will lead to an annual CO2 offset of over 8,000 tonnes per year.
In addition to the obvious commercial and environmental benefits that this project offers, up to 12 new jobs will be created during the construction process and local maintenance contracts over the course of the 25 year operational phase.
The vendors were Polar Energy, based in Aberdeenshire.
Guy Johnston of Blue Energy said, “We are delighted to have acquired the Auquhirie wind farm, which is our first project in Scotland. The wind farm is due to become operational by the end of 2012 and will not only produce renewable electricity to local communities, but will create valuable jobs in the Aberdeenshire area”.
Lloyd Garvie of Polar Energy said “We are pleased to have concluded the sale of the Hillhead of Auquhirie site to Blue Energy whom we have faith in to develop the site to its full potential in future. We are working on several other sites in Aberdeenshire and Angus and we hope to continue our successful relationship with Blue Energy”.