Fordoun Wind Turbine

Photo of Fordoun wind turbine
Project StatusOperational
No of Turbines1
Power Rating of Turbine500kW
Capacity of Site500kW
Turbine Hub Height50m
Turbine Tip Height77m
Site Centre Grid RefNO 74 77

Following planning consent in 2014, the unexpected and welcomed opportunity of the immediate availability of a wind turbine gave GreenPower a challenging construction schedule. This began on 6th October 2014 and was completed by 20th November 2014. The presence of unexploded ordnance was also a risk as the site was a former WWII airfield. GreenPower contracted 6 Alpha Associates to carry out an assessment of the site which was declared all clear. The turbine became operational on 15th December 2014.

Key Contracts
Civil ContractorNRS Group
Electrical ContractorSSE Enterprise Contracting
Ground InvestigationCauseway Geotech Ltd

Next to the operational wind turbine GreenPower has successfully applied for planning consent of up to 1.5MWp of ground mounted solar PV. The solar PV will utilise the existing grid connection used for the wind turbine.