UK utility company ScottishPower has awarded £330 million ($627 million) in contracts for wind turbines and civil engineering work for its Whitelee windfarm on Eaglesham moor near Glasgow, the biggest project of its kind in Europe.

Siemens will build the 140 turbines for the 322 MW project for which the first turbines will arrive in October next year and the site fully commissioned in summer 2009.

Contracts have also been awarded to Morrison Construction and Balfour Kilpatrick for site infrastructure works including 90 km of access roads and turbine foundations.

Scottish Power intends to spend £1 billion ($1.9 billion) on onshore wind projects by 2010.