Hoprigshiels Wind Cluster

March 29, 2021

Project Name

Hoprigshiels Wind Cluster

Project Location

Oldhamstocks, East Lothian

Client

Berwickshire Community Renewables

Client’s Project Manager

Green Cat Renewables

Turbines

3no Nordex N90

Height to tip 115m

Max Power Output 7.5MW

Key Info

  • Programme driven project

  • Delivery for a charitable joint venture

Description

Green Cat Contracting were appointed as Principal Contractor to deliver the BoP works for 3no Nordex N90 turbines on a design and build basis, including associated drainage, roads, hardstanding’s, cabling, sub station works and electrical infrastructure.

The project was a joint venture between two charities: Community Energy Scotland and Berwickshire Housing Association. The project’s primary objective was to provide sufficient revenue to build 500 affordable homes in Berwickshire over the following 25 years, and to fund other community projects across Scotland. As such, it was imperative that the project was successfully delivered ahead of the closure of the Ofgem Renewables Obligation Certificates programme. As a specialist in onshore wind farm construction, Green Cat Contracting were able to utilise our experience and expertise to ensure that the deadline was met and that the joint venture received the funding it so urgently required.

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