ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is keen to meet with local residents and community groups at information days being held in the first week of July to discuss their plans for the Harestanes Windfarm Extension project.
Following two years of detailed environmental studies, the site design has been refined from 19 turbines to seven and will now be a small addition to Harestanes Windfarm which is currently under construction. The construction of this first 136MW project is set to support more than 150 jobs over the next two years, with an investment of more than £160million.
The Project Team for Harestanes Windfarm Extension and the Construction Team for Harestanes Windfarm will be on hand to meet residents, and any potential local suppliers, on Wednesday 3rd July from 3pm until 7pm at Moffat Town Hall, and from 3pm to 7pm on 4th July at Thornhill Community Centre.
Anyone attending the sessions will also be able to speak to the SPR Operations Team and learn more about how their skills and resources could be utilised on the initial Harestanes project as the construction activity reduces and the operation phase gets underway. From turbine technicians to transport and crane companies, SPR is also looking to hear from a range of service providers such as building repair companies, cleaning companies and catering providers.
John Alexander, Project Director at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “We look forward to updating communities on our proposals for Harestanes Windfarm Extension. Project staff will be on hand to discuss the detailed survey work that has been undertaken over the past two years and to answer any questions about our plans, ahead of submitting an application for consent in the coming months.
“At ScottishPower Renewables we work hard to maximise the benefits our developments create and we are keen to highlight some of tangible benefits we are already delivering through the construction of Harestanes, and are keen to continue this during operation.
“We know that there are many companies in the south west of Scotland that could bring invaluable local services, knowledge and experience to this project.”
Notes to Editors:
ScottishPower Renewables would like to hear from local companies who can provide any of the following services at Harestanes Windfarm:
- Site Supervisors
- Turbine Technicians
- Support staff for equipment storage, environmental activities and health and safety activities
- Statutory Turbine Inspectors
- Transport Companies to provide courier and haulage services for turbine components
- Crane companies to provide lift capability on site
- Hire companies for tooling / equipment hire
- Building and civil engineers
- Civil contractors – for road maintenance / ditching / crane pad repairs and testing / grass cutting / weed control / road furniture installation and repair / gate installation and repairs
- Waste management companies to provide waste management services for hazardous (oil filters / rags etc) and non hazardous (domestic type) waste including recycling
- Cleaning companies to service for our substation premises including office space / toilets
- Building repair companies to provide local electricians / painters and decorators / flooring contractors / plumbers etc to maintain the buildings
- Catering services for meetings and visits on site
Media Information: Paul Ferguson, 0141 614 4535