The wind farm will consist of 10 wind turbines and a licence has been granted for a total generating capacity of up to 30 MW. The wind farm could be ready within two years, Statkraft said.

Catamount Cymru Cyf, a 50-50 joint venture between Statkraft and American Catamount Energy Corporation, will own the Blaengwen wind farm. Statkraft said that the two companies have also applied for licences for a further three wind farms in Britain.

There are two fundamental reasons for us investing so heavily in wind power in the UK — there are good wind conditions here and also the best financial incentive schemes in Northern Europe today, Statkraft Vice President Ingelise Arntsen said.