• Wind Farm confirms generation capacity and number of turbines
  • Delivery and installation planned for early 2024

Red Rock Power has placed a 67 MW order with Vestas for its Benbrack wind farm, following an initial exclusivity agreement last month.

The order includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of 13 V136-4.5 MW turbines and 2 V117-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode. Vestas will also service the turbines under a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Benbrack’s Project Director, Jamie Grant, said: “We look forward to working with Vestas on Benbrack and are pleased to have completed an agreement before early onsite works commence in August. Vestas’ commitment to innovate and continually improve efficiency was a key driver and aligns with our long-term goals to maximise generation and asset value once in operation”.

Juan Furones, Vice President for Vestas Sales North & West, added: “We are very pleased to have been selected by Red Rock Power to supply our onshore solutions for its Benbrack wind farm as it highlights the importance of onshore wind to the UK energy security strategy. This project, once again, shows the applicability of the recently upgraded V136-4.5 MW wind turbine, and the V117-4.2 MW wind turbine, towards the Scottish climatic conditions.”

Deliveries and installation of turbines are expected to begin in early 2024, while commissioning is expected to complete that summer. The wind farm, located in Dumfries and Galloway, has consent for up to 18 turbines and a total generation capacity of 72 MW, allowing for the potential to increase the number of turbines.