Local firms’ interest in £7 million wind farm contracts

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QUIXWOOD wind farm developers Bank Renewables went ahead at the weekend with an event to let local businesses know about the £7.1 million of contracts up for grabs should they get permission for the 14 turbine wind farm.

This was despite being one of six developers contacted by Scottish Borders Council advising them that the height and scale of the turbines were not considered by planners to be acceptable.

Brian White, director of Jedburgh based RJT Excavations, said: “We’ve worked on a number of wind turbine projects as well as on commercial, residential, and community projects. Some sites are more challenging than others but we’re veterans at projects like these and, as a local company employing local people, we’re really hoping to get involved.

Mark Dowdall, of Banks Renewables said: “It was a great chance for us to find out more about the local businesses in the Borders as well as giving them some more information about the potential contracts on offer should planning go ahead.”