Drumduff Wind Farm

Drumduff Wind Farm

Project StatusConstruction
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 will be connected to the electricity grid by a new 5km long underground cable which will connect into an existing Scottish Power substation near Avonbridge. The map below shows the wind farm location along with the proposed three turbines shown as red dots.

Drumduff Wind Farm project is being 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 will build the wind farm and also own and operate it once installation is complete.

Wind Farm Construction Programme

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 will be undertaken by our contractor, A E Yates Limited. The overall construction programme is as follows:

Delivery of Wind Turbines

Turbine delivery will take place between Tuesday 16th May and Thursday 1st June (although this may be subject to variation). The wind turbine components such as the blades and the tower sections will be delivered by abnormal load delivery lorries. These will exit from the M8 at Junction 4 then travel north on the A801 and then along the A89 through Armadale to Blackridge. In Blackridge the delivery vehicles will turn north onto Heights Road at the Craig Inn Community Centre junction and then onwards to the wind farm site. The delivery vehicles will be escorted by police and other escort vehicles.

During the period of turbine delivery parking restrictions will be in place on Heights Road north from its junction with A89 Craiginn Terrace to just past Craigview Cottage. Parking restrictions will also be in place on the A89 Craiginn Terrace, A89 McLean Terrace and Westcraigs Road as shown in dark red on the plan below.

Traffic Restrictions in Blackridge for turbine deliveries