Siemens has started delivery of wind turbine components for the Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables’ planned 172.8MW Clyde Extension wind farm in Scotland.

Being built between Biggar, Abington and Moffat in Scotland, the Clyde Extension wind project will feature Siemens-built turbines, with each having a power producing capacity of 3.2MW.

The turbines are designed to increase energy output and provide the latest direct drive technology to the Clyde wind farm, which currently features 152 operational turbines with a combined generation capacity of 350MW.

Siemens and its turbine component haulier have received required permits to deliver the turbines. The turbine blades and tower section deliveries transport will begin at King George V Dock, Braehead, and exit at Junction 13, Abington. It will travel north along the A702 and reach the site Access 1 at Wandel.

SSE Renewables construction project manager Oliver Flattery said: “This marks a significant milestone in the Clyde Extension project and we are looking forward to erecting the turbines in the coming months.

“Although the escorted delivery vehicles will be slow moving, the police will ensure deliveries are carried out safely and with minimum disruption to other road users.  We are expecting to start commissioning the site in September this year.”

Approved by the Scottish Government in July last year, the extension project is likely to create 500 construction jobs

Siemens is also responsible for the long-term service for the new Clyde extension project, for which Balfour Beatty is serving as the principle contractor.

Image: The Siemens-built turbines being delivered to the Clyde Extension wind farm in Scotland. Photo: courtesy of SSE.