UK-based infrastructure assets investor John Laing has acquired Carscreugh Wind Farm in south west Scotland from Gamesa Energia for an undisclosed amount.
As per the terms of the sale, Gamesa will manage operations and maintenance services at the 15.3MW project for 10 years.
The wind farm located in Dumfries and Galloway Council will feature 18 Gamesa G52 turbines and its output will cater to power
requirements of 9,500 households. Each wind turbine has a capacity of 850kW.
The project is expected to commence production in 2014 with installation of turbines scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Laing Renewable Energy managing director Ross McArthur said, "The facility is John
Laing’s fourth investment in the onshore wind sector since our initial investment in August 2012, further reinforcing John Laing’s
position in the renewable energy market."
Gamesa, meanwhile, stated that the sale of the wind project is in line with company’s strategy to become a leading technology partner through wind farm development and sale process. The transaction is the first wind farm sale of the company in the UK.