Alstom selected for Scottish wind farm extension

Alstom has won an order worth more than €200m (£166m) from Scottish Power Renewables to build a 217MW extension to the Whitelee wind farm in Scotland.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alstom will install 69 ECO 100 wind turbines, each with an output of 3MW, and six ECO 74 wind turbines, each with an output of 1.67MW, which will be fully operational in May 2012. The contract includes supply, transportation, installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance.

The Whitelee wind farm extension is one of the largest onshore wind power projects in Europe, and represents the first large-scale project for Alstom’s ECO 100 wind turbine.

Alstom is constructing a wind farm for Pennant Walters in Maesgwyn, Wales, comprising of 13 ECO 80 wind turbines that will collectively generate 26MW of power. Alstom has recently completed a 15MW wind farm at Clachan Flats, Scotland, for Scottish Power Renewables consisting of nine Alstom ECO 74 turbines.

Additionally, Alstom and Scottish Power’s parent Iberdrola Renovables have reached an agreement to install 100MW in Spain (consisting of 60 ECO 80 wind turbines, each with an output of 1.67MW) in 2011 and a further 49MW (consisting of 29 ECO 80 machines with an output of 1.67MW) in 2012.