NORDEX Group has been contracted for the installation of ten N133/4.8 turbines at the Muirhall Energy-operated Crossdykes windfarm near Lockerbie.
The construction of the turbines will begin before the end of the year, with German-headquartered Nordex providing maintenance and servicing for a 20-year period.
Chris Walker, MD of Muirhall Energy said, “We are delighted to be starting construction on what will be one of the first subsidy-free developments to come online in the UK. That is testament to the work we have done as a company, but also the flexibility shown by all of our partners, such as the Nordex Group, as we finalised our plans for the project.”
Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group, added, “The wind farm will be operated without financial support from the government. This shows that the production of electricity from wind power using the latest technology at very good sites can compete with conventional sources of energy.”
Upon completion in 2020, it is believed that Crossdykes will be able to supply 45,000 households with clean electricity.