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United Kingdom development projects

Fred. Olsen Renewables is one of the leading independent renewable energy producers in the UK

We have been developing and operating wind farms since the mid-1990s. Our operational wind farm portfolio in the UK comprises a total generating capacity of 529.7 MW and we have an extensive pipeline of wind energy projects coming forward.

With over twenty-five years of experience in consenting, developing and operating wind farms, we are one of very few developers that take a project all the way from initiation and development, through to operation and ultimately decommissioning. To date, we have a 100% track record of success – supporting every project that we have identified into consent and/or operation.

By being involved in every aspect of a wind farm’s lifecycle, we are not only experts in developing successful projects, we are good neighbours. Engagement with key stakeholders and the local communities surrounding our sites is at the heart of all we do.

We are using our experience to explore emerging technologies and offshore wind development. This will allow us to bring forward a mix of renewable technology developments – delivering environmental, economic and social benefits for many years to come.

 

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Crystal Rig I

Crystal Rig I wind farm is located on the Lammermuir Hills approximately 40 km east of Edinburgh and 10 km south of Dunbar in the Scottish Borders, adjacent to the boundary with East Lothian.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 25
Location Nr Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SH
Type of turbines 2.5 MW Nordex N80
Installed capacity 62.5 MW
Operational since 2003
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Crystal Rig II

Crystal Rig II wind farm received consent on 12 July 2005. Construction started in 2008 and the site was completed in 2010. The 60 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines are positioned predominantly to the west of the existing Crystal Rig wind farm, with turbines both within the Scottish Borders Council and the East Lothian Council. Dunbar is the closest town (approximately 10 km from the wind farm). The nearest village is Cranshaws (5.5 km south-southeast of the wind farm). The 2.3 MW Siemens turbine diameter is 93 m and the height of the towers are between 68.5 – 78.5 m.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 60
Location Nr Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SH
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens VS
Installed capacity 138 MW
Operational since 2010
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Crystal Rig III

Crystal Rig Phase III is the extension to the successful Crystal Rig I and Crystal Rig II wind farms. The extension is on the northern side of Crystal Rig II, 1.3km to the south of the Lothian Edge and 3km north of the summit of Birk Cleugh Hill.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 6
Location Nr Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SH
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens
Installed capacity 13.8 MW
Operational since 2016
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Rothes I

Rothes I Wind Farm is located close to the city of Elgin on the east coast of Scotland and consists of 22 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines with an installed capacity of 50.6 MW. The wind farm has been operational since 2005.

Rothes I is able to provide wind energy electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 27.000 homes on an annual average basis.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 22
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens CS
Installed capacity 50.6 MW
Operational since 2005
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Rothes II

Rothes II received consent for 18 turbines in January 2010. The construction of the wind farm commenced in the summer of 2012 and started operating in the second quarter of 2013.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 18
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens
Installed capacity 41.4 MW
Operational since 2013
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Paul's Hill

Paul’s Hill Wind Farm consists of 28 turbines located southwest of Elgin and 15 km west of Charleston of Aberlour. The project construction commenced in January 2004 and the wind farm started full operation in May 2006. The turbines are Siemens 2.3 MW (state model) and the site has a nameplate capacity of 64.4 MW. The rotor diameter is 82 meter and the height of the towers is 58.5m. The wind farm is connected to the electrical grid system via 33kV underground cables to the SSE plc (Scottish & Southern Energy) substation in Moray.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 28
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens CS
Installed capacity 64.4 MW
Operational since 2006
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Mid Hill

Mid Hill Wind Farm is located mainly on forestry land in Fetteresso Forest southwest of Aberdeen. It consists of 33 turbines with varying tip heights between 110m and 125m.

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Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 33
Location Fetteresso Forest, Aberdeenshire
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens
Installed capacity 75.9 MW
Operational since 2014
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Brockloch Rig Wind Farm

Brockloch Rig Wind Farm is located 8 km north-east of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock. The project received consent in 2007.

This is an addition to the existing Brockloch Rig I which was originally developed by RWE npower renewables and Fred. Olsen Renewables.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 30
Location 8 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3UF
Type of turbines 2.05MW Senvion
Installed capacity 61.5 MW
Operational since 2017
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Brockloch Rig I

In late 2017, Fred. Olsen Renewables purchased two wind farms (Polwhat Rig and Gallow Rig) from Windy Standard Limited. These wind farms became fully operational in November 1996 and consist of 36 Nordtank wind turbines each of 600 kilowatts (kW), providing a maximum power of 21.6 megawatts (MW). The wind farm is located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

We are exploring opportunities to replace the existing Windy Standard I turbines with new, larger, modern turbines that utilise the latest technology. This project is called Windy Standard I Repower.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 36
Location 8 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3TJ
Type of turbines 600 kW Nordtank
Installed capacity 21.6 MW
Operational since 1996
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Windy Standard I Repower

Windy Standard 1 Wind Farm (also known as Brockloch Rig 1) is located 8km North East of Carsphairn and 10km south of New Cumnock and has been operational for over 25 years.

It is the earliest of the three developments that comprise Windy Standard Wind Farm and currently consists of 36 turbines with a tip height of 53.5m and provides 21.6MW of clean electricity.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 36
Location 8 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3UF
Type of turbines 600 kW
Installed capacity 21.6 MW
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Windy Standard III

Brockloch Rig III Ltd. received in March 2021 approval from Scottish Ministers to construct and operate Windy Standard III. The 20-turbine project is an extension to Windy Standard I and Windy Standard II.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 20
Location Carsphairn Forest, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3UF
Installed capacity 80.8 MW
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Crystal Rig IV

Crystal Rig Wind Farm first commenced operation in 2003 and consisted of 25 turbines. By 2025 it will consist of 102 turbines and will generate over 260 MW of clean, green, electricity – capable of powering 200,000 homes.

We are moving forward with the construction of Crystal Rig IV please www.crystalrigwindfarm.co.uk for further information.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 11
Location Lammermuir Hills, Scottish Borders and East Lothian
Installed capacity 42 MW MW
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Fetteresso

Fred. Olsen Renewables was granted planning consent for Fetteresso Wind Farm in September 2022. The plans will form an extension to Mid Hill Wind Farm and consist of ten turbines. The project will enable the delivery of environmental, social and economic benefits, including a substantial community benefit fund. 

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 10
Location Near Fetteresso Forest, Aberdeenshire
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Lethen

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd is exploring the potential to develop Lethen Wind Farm, on the Lethen Estate, approximately 10km north-west of Grantown-on-Spey.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 17
Location 10 km northwest of Grantown-On-Spey in the Scottish Highlands
Installed capacity 112 MW
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Paul's Hill II

Pauls Hill II was consented in December 2022. The six turbine site, 5km west of Upper Knockando, is an extension of the existing, operational Paul’s Hill Wind Farm.

Combined, the 34 turbine wind farm will be capable of producing over 85MW of electricity.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 6
Location Hills of Carn na Dubh-chlais, Nr Upper Knockando, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Installed capacity 25.2 MW
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Rothes III

Fred. Olsen Renewables was granted consent by the Scottish Government in October 2022 to develop an extension to Rothes Wind Farm (Rothes III), located 4km west of Rothes.  

 

Our consent for Rothes III Wind Farm consists of 28 turbines of varying tip heights, this involves: 

  

·       Three turbines at 149.9m to tip 

·       Eight turbines at 200m to tip 

·       17 turbines at 225m to tip 

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 28
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
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Scawd Law

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd has submitted proposals to the Scottish Government seeking permission to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm, on the Holylee Estate approximately 4 km north of Walkerburn.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 8
Location 4 km north of Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders
Installed capacity 60 MW
Turbine height Up to 180m
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Culachy

Fred. Olsen Renewables has submitted proposals to develop Culachy Wind Farm, located on the Culachy Estate, south of Fort Augustus.

Detailed information on our proposals can be found at www.culachywind.co.uk.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 8
Location Culachy Estate, south of Fort Augustus
Installed capacity 57.6 MW
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Lees Hill Renewable Energy Park

Fred. Olsen Renewables is proposing to develop Lees Hill Renewable Energy Park, located 5 km west of Duns.

To learn more about our plans and interact with the team please visit our project website www.leeshillenergypark.co.uk

Type Hybrid
Status Development
No. of turbines 6
Location 5 km west of Duns, Scottish Borders
Total solar power 60 MW
Total battery capacity 60 MW
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Crystal Rig Solar Farm

Fred. Olsen Renewables flagship onshore renewable energy project, Crystal Rig, is located approximately 11km south of Dunbar in East Lothian and 16.5km north-west of Duns, in the Scottish Borders.

We are excited about the future and the possibilities that Crystal Rig presents. We are exploring the potential to maximise the amount of green energy produced on site by housing solar panels on the land that is currently being used by the wind farm.

Further information can be found at www.crystalrigwindfarm.co.uk

Type Solar
Status Development
Location Crystal Rig Wind Farm
Installed capacity 27.5 MW
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Hearthstanes

We are exploring the potential to develop Hearthstanes Wind Farm, located on the Menzion area of Hearthstanes Estate, approximately 3km south of Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 8
Location 3 km south of Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders
Installed capacity 50 MW
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Balnespick

Fred. Olsen Renewables is exploring the potential to develop Balnespick Wind Farm, located 5.6 km east of Tomatin and 6.6 km north-west of Carrbridge. For further information please visit our dedicated project website www.balnespickwindfarm.co.uk.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 9
Location 5.6 km east of Tomatin and 6.6 km north-west of Carrbridge
Installed capacity 55.8 MW
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Balgray

We are exploring the potential to develop Balgray Wind Farm, located approximately 6 km north-east of Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

Further information can be found at www.balgraywindfarm.co.uk

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 7
Location 6 km north-east of Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway
Installed capacity 50 MW
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Crystal Rig Repower

Type Hybrid
Status Development
No. of turbines 10
Location East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Installed capacity 62.5 MW
Energy sources Wind, battery storage, solar power

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