Scottish wind power development to be extended

09 Sep 2010
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Scottish wind power development to be extended

Scotland's renewable energy production is set to receive a boost after it was announced that a wind farm in the country is to be extended.

Alstom has stated that it has won a major contract from Scottish Power owner Iberdrola to provide 69 ECO 100 wind turbines and a further six ECO 74 wind turbines.

It said the turbines will be located at the existing Whitelee wind farm and will add 217 MW of wind energy potential to the site.

Stephen Burgin, country president and head of power for Alstom in the UK, said: "Alstom is a significant force in the UK power generation industry and is now establishing a strong position in renewable energy."

He added that the company's commitment to the UK energy market is demonstrated by its work at the onshore wind farm at Maesgwyn in South Wales.

UK energy is set to be the focus of the upcoming Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference, which will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on September 28th and 29th 2010. 

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