COVID-19 Innogy halts Glen Kyllachy 50 MW Wind Farm construction

April 8, 2020

Construction at Innogy’s planned 50 MW Glen Kyllachy wind farm in the Scottish Highlands is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innogy said it had been ready to start turbine foundation work this month on the twenty-machine merchant wind farm but decided to close the site on 24 March in line with Scottish guidance as a lockdown began.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for all, except “essential”, construction sites to close.

A spokesperson for the company said: “The site will remain closed until such time as the official guidance changes.

“Clearly, this will have an impact upon the project, however, at this stage, we are not anticipating a delay to turbine erection or energisation of the grid connection.”

She added: “Thanks to favourable winter conditions, we have made good progress on site through March, constructing up to 70% of the access tracks, and preparing the platform necessary for the construction of the substation.

“By taking advantage of the mild winter, we are in a good position with regards to the construction programme.”

The project is set to come online in the second half of 2021 and Innogy has agreed a sale to Greencoat on completion. RJ McLeod is acting as principle contractor for the project, located south of Inverness.

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