Works starts on Fallago Rig windfarm

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WHILE a judicial review of the six year process involved in the granting of planning permission for the 48 turbine wind farm at Fallago Rig is being heard at Edinburgh’s Court of Session, North British Windpower has announced the start of on-site preliminary construction work.

The work involves the upgrading and construction of access tracks to the site and the provision of a platform for the new substation.

Wind Prospect Limited has been appointed to project manage the work, the construction will be undertaken by RJ McLeod (Contractors) Limited and EDF Energy Renewables is overseeing the construction work.

Don Mackay, head of onshore construction at EDF Energy Renewables said: “As an investor in the NBW Fallago Rig project, EDF Energy Renewables is delighted to be associated with this flagship renewable energy project. 

“Fallago Rig is an excellent project benefiting from its secluded and unobtrusive location. The site has an excellent wind resource and a connection to the national grid in the immediate vicinity.

“The start of these preliminary works represents a key milestone in the delivery of this project which is expected to be producing power within the next two years.”