Drumduff Wind Farm

 

 

Project StatusOperational
No of Turbines3
Capacity of Site6MW
Turbine Height to Blade Tip120m
Site Grid RefNS 89 69

Drumduff Wind Farm is located some 1½ miles north of Blackridge just off Heights Road on land which includes the former Drumduff opencast coal mine. The wind farm is connected to the electricity grid by a new 5km long underground cable which connects into the Scottish Power substation near Avonbridge. The map below shows the wind farm location along with location of the three turbines shown as red dots.

The Drumduff Wind Farm project was constructed by Green Breeze Energy Limited, a joint venture between GreenPower (Drumduff) Ltd and Thrive Renewables. Both companies have considerable experience of developing wind turbine projects and Green Breeze Energy now owns and operates the site as well.

Construction

Construction of the wind farm commenced at the end of January 2017. The main civils and electrical works, such as upgrading and creation of access tracks, constructing the turbine foundations and carrying out improvement works on Heights Road was undertaken by our contractor, A E Yates Limited.

Construction was completed in mid-July 2017. Reinstatement works along Heights Road and on the wind farm site were completed and the Balance of Plant Contractor demobilised from site in early August 2018.

Grid Connection

The grid connection was made in the early hours of Monday 26th June 2017 with the first kwh produced from the commissioning of the turbines later that day!

Commissioning

All turbine commissioning and reliability testing commenced on 30th June 2017.

Operations

Green Breeze Energy have now taken over the site with operational services being carried out by GreenPower Developments Ltd and supported by the locally based GE (Wind Turbine Supplier) Operational and Maintenance team based in Livingston.