Wind in Wales

Siemens Wind Power has been selected to provide turbines for the Blaengwen wind farm in Wales.


The project itself is a partnership of Vermont-based Catamount Energy Corporation and the Norweigan firm Statkraft, and will be the first of the partners’ four wind power projects in the UK to be completed.


Blaengwen Wind Farm is planned for a range of hills near Pencader north of the town of Carmarthen in South Wales. The wind farm will consist of 10 wind turbines from Siemens and will have a total installed capacity of 23MW.


Turbine deliveries will start in the summer of 2009 and the wind farm will enter into commercial operation by autumn 2009. The plans for the wind farm were approved by Carmarthenshire County Councillors in March 2007.


The project has been developed by Buckinghamshire-based Force 9 Energy in partnership with Catamount Cymru Cyf (CCC), who will be the owners of Blaengwen Wind Farm. Norwegian Statkraft and the American Catamount Energy Corporation each own half of CCC.