We delivered all the electrical infrastructure needed to power Europe’s largest onshore wind farm.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick provided extensive electrical and control systems for the 57km2 wind farm, as well as a 75 turbine extension to further increase generating power.

We were responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of these systems. The contract included switchgear and over one million metres of cabling for 140 turbines, capable of producing 322MW of energy. As part of this project, we designed and built a new 275/33kV connection substation to connect the wind farm to the Scottish Power transmission network.

Powering on

Following this initial project, we were contracted to extend the wind farm, increasing its generating capacity. We delivered all electrical works for 75 extra turbines, capable of providing enough power for the equivalent of up to 300,000 households.