SSE installs final turbine at Stronelairg Highland windfarm

SSE's Stronelairg wind development
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Scottish energy firm SSE has announced the installation of the 66th and final turbine at its Stronelairg onshore windfarm.

Situated near Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands, the windfarm will generate 228 megawatts (MW) when the final development phase is completed.

Stronelairg generated first power in March 2018.

David Sutton, project director, said: “It’s fantastic to see Stronelairg reach this important milestone. Since construction began back in 2016, the project team has battled some unique challenges, including severe weather and the beast from the east, difficult road conditions and geography as they worked to reach this milestone.

“Their ability to safely and responsibly deliver the project to this point shows the skills and expertise of the team and they should be immensely proud of their work so far.”

The project has used 53 V117 and 13 V112 Vestas 3.45MW turbines.