Harestanes Windfarm, Dumfries

Harestanes Windfarm is a 142MW Windfarm site situated in the South of Scotland.

Contract Value
48 Months
Project Duration

Scottish Power

The Project

Within this forested area, managed and owned by the Forestry Commission Scotland, the site comprised 68 Gamesa (2MW) wind turbine generators, site access roads, hardstandings, control building and three meteorological masts.

Services & Expertise

The project was to construct, commission and test a Windfarm comprising 68 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) for the purpose of generating an output of up to 142MW to be exported to the national electricity grid network.

The Project involved the following:

  • Upgrading the existing access to the Site at Burrance Bridge
  • Removal of approximately 600 hectares of forestry from the Site
  • Stone extraction from up to 8 consented borrow pits within the Site, including satisfactory reinstatement
  • Design and upgrading of existing Access Roads as well as design and construction of new Access Roads and forestry tracks
  • Design and construction of 68No. WTG foundations and hardstandings, 68No. WTG 33kV switchgear foundations, and foundations for ancillary equipment
  • Design and construction of site civil and building infrastructure
  • Installation and testing of all 33kV cabling
  • Design and construction of 3No. meteorological masts including foundations
  • Design and construction of 2No. communications mast foundations
  • Installation and commissioning of Site electrical infrastructure
  • Design, supply and installation of WTG switchgear and Sub-Station Section switchgear
  • Design, supply and installation of reactive compensation equipment
  • Supply of 33kV cabling
  • Design and construction of 33/132kV grid transformer compound including supply of grid transformers, control building and associated equipment
  • Design and installation of a grid connection 132kV cable from the 33/132kV grid transformer compound to the Moffat substation
  • Design, supply and installation of 68No. WTGs, each with a capacity of 2.0MW, erected in pre-defined locations.