The Nordex Group will be the supplier for Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK. The 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland will consist of 50 N133/4.8 strong-wind turbines, and the Group will maintain the machines on the basis of a Premium Service Contract with a term of 10 years. The Nordex Group booked the contract for this project in the first quarter of 2020, and the company’s regular customer Vattenfall has now given the green light for the construction of the wind farm.
The South Kyle Wind Farm will be built on land largely utilised for commercial forestry. Located 5km to the east of Dalmellington and between East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The Nordex Group will install the 50 turbines on tubular steel towers, with a blade tip height of 149.5 metres.
“Vattenfall is a very important partner for our activities in Europe. We are pleased to equip South Kyle with the strong-wind N133/4.8 turbine from the Delta4000 series. Our highly efficient technology is particularly important to maximise electricity production,” says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.
Paul Nickless, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for South Kyle Wind Farm, said: “Vattenfall is looking forward to working with Nordex to safely deliver, install and put into operation 50 N133 wind turbines at South Kyle. Onshore wind is a proven low-cost technology. South Kyle Wind Farm has a vital role in helping Scotland to achieve net zero, whilst ensuring the Scottish economy benefits from our investments. We will work with Nordex to seek to deploy local supply chain where possible.”.