Vattenfall, a Swedish power company, is now seeking approval for the upgrade and expansion of the Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The plans to expand the 36.9 mW onshore wind farm include the addition of 16 wind turbines, which are believed to generate 3-4 mW of power. In terms of design, these turbines are said to fit in nicely with the current wind farms the power company is offering across the UK.
Expressing his company’s commitment to go on with the project, Vattenfall project manager, Andrew Bennett, said:
“Vattenfall’s Clashindarroch Wind Farm has been successfully generating clean, green electricity for 18 months now. On the back of this success, we would like to build further wind turbines in the Clashindarroch Forest area.
“Clashindarroch II will provide the local community with the chance to own part of the wind farm in addition to having a community benefit fund to invest locally.”
Interestingly, it is the offshore wind farm of Vattenfall that has been targeted by US President Donald Trump over the past years. And, the new expansion is just 67 kilometers west of the Trump International Golf Links, which the president believes has been spoiled by views of the offshore turbines.
Despite all this, Vattenfall is committed to pursuing the project in order to help develop the clean energy sector of Scotland.