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Crystal Rig IV

Fred. Olsen Renewables operates Crystal Rig Wind Farm. The project is located approximately 11km south of Dunbar in East Lothian and 16.5km north-west of Duns, within the Scottish Borders.

Please visit www.crystalrigwindfarm.co.uk for the latest updates on Crystal Rig IV.

Crystal Rig Wind Farm first commenced operation in 2003 and we were granted consent for an 11-turbine extension in 2021. This involves:

  • Four turbines at up to 149.9 m tip height.
  • Three turbines at up to 174.5 m tip height.
  • Four turbines at up to 200 m tip height.

When Crystal Rig Wind Farm began operating it consisted of 25 turbines. A further 60 turbines were added in 2010 and a further six in 2015.

The recently consented extension, Crystal Rig IV, will form a natural expansion of the existing site and will involve the construction of 11 turbines up to 200m to tip. This will allow the wind farm, combined, to generate 262.5MW of electricity – the equivalent to powering more than 200,000 homes annually.

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

Planned construction

It is our intention to commence construction at Crystal Rig IV in early 2023. Ahead of then we plan to undertake some initial ground investigations later in 2022. At this stage it is anticipated that construction will be complete in late 2024.  

We are committed to working closely with key stakeholders and residents throughout this period and we hope that feedback we receive at an early stage can help to shape how we communicate to the best of our ability throughout the construction process. 

There are a number of ways that you can get in touch with the team and be kept informed of construction progress.

Email: communities@fredolsen.com

Telephone: 07435 763 900

Community benefit

To date, Crystal Rig Wind Farm has delivered more than £2.6m in community benefit funds to groups in East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. Crystal Rig IV will see over £8million distributed locally throughout the lifetime of the project.

We will be working with the communities closest to the wind farm to explore how we can design a community benefit fund that will support their local aspirations as well as tackling wide reaching challenges such as fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

Scottish supply chain

The regional supply chain will play a big part in delivering Crystal Rig IV. We are committed to using regional suppliers and have a track record of doing this already at Crystal Rig Wind Farm, alongside our other projects in Scotland.

It is anticipated that our main contractor will be appointed in 2023.

We are committed to supporting local companies both in the construction and operating phases of the wind farm. We encourage and incentivise our suppliers and contractors to source locally, with a target of 30% of contract value.

Once our main contractor is appointed we will work with them to engage services and suppliers locally. If you are interested in becoming a supplier, or attending future events, please get in touch. suppliers@fredolsen.com.

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