Wind turbine manufacturers Vestas have been confirmed as the providers for the 24-turbine Limekiln Wind Farm near Reay in Caithness. The project is fully owned by Boralex, through Infinergy UK as its subsidiary. The selected turbine model is the V136 with an installed generating capacity of 4.5 megawatts, measuring 150m to the tip of the blade. Sealing the deal, the companies have now signed a Turbine Supply Agreement.
Esbjorn Wilmar, Country Director of Infinergy UK, said: “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in the project’s development. We expect the V136 to perform very well under the specific circumstances on this site. Limekiln Wind Farm is an excellent project and we look forward to the significant contribution that the wind farm will be making towards Scotland’s target to become a net-zero society by 2045.”
The turbines are scheduled to be delivered to the site by Spring 2024. Totalling 108MW of installed capacity, the project closely matches the grid export capacity of 106MW. Construction activities on site have started, with for example the access road and substation platform in place and network operators SHETL (Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited) now working on completing the substation and grid connection on site. The team will continue with financing, Balance of Plant tendering and other preparations over the coming months. We believe local businesses will be well placed to supply their services to this project, enabling job security and economic growth in the area. Business interest can be expressed through the dedicated project email address [email protected].
A 3-D image of the Vestas V136-3.45 MW turbine nacelle