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Fred. Olsen Renewables is proposing to develop Culachy Wind Farm, located on Culachy Estate, south of Fort Augustus. We are currently undertaking consultation to gather views and feedback.

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

Status Development
Number of turbines 10
Location Culachy Estate, south of Fort Augustus
Installed capacity 60

Culachy Wind Farm

We are currently undertaking a range of consultation on our proposals to develop Culachy Wind Farm. We hope that this will provide many opportunities to meet the project team, have your questions answered and gather vital views and feedback.

As part of our consultation we held two public exhibitions in April. If you were unable to attend we would encourage you to:

  • View the materials online (the exhibition materials are available in the document library below)
  • Set up a discussion. Text/call 07435 763 900. The team can be on hand to discuss the plans with you, and this includes after 5pm
  • Submit your questions and comments via communities@fredolsen.co.uk
  • Request additional information via communities@fredolsen.co.uk

The feedback that we gather will help to shape our final proposals, which will be subject to further consultation prior to submitting an application.

We hope to have further events later in the year. Prior to then, we encourage you to get in touch should you have any questions.

Local benefits

We believe that Culachy Wind Farm can be an asset to the local area, and we would like to start a conversation with the local community and key stakeholders about how we can develop a project that will help to support the local economy as well as actively contribute towards Scotland, and the UK’s, renewable energy aspirations.

Culachy Wind Farm is expected to deliver a substantial community benefit fund throughout the lifespan of the project. This is anticipated to be in the region of £300,000 per year – a total of £10m over the lifespan of the wind farm. 

We are very keen to hear people’s views and understand local aspirations, identifying how the wind farm can help to support these.

We would like to hear your views and suggestions.

Please get in touch by emailing communities@fredolsen.co.uk

Local suppliers

We are pleased that our operational projects in Scotland have managed to employ a range of local services, helping to maximise the local economic opportunities of our wind farms.

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring that our main contractors will spend at least 30% of the contract value locally
  • Incentivising all contractors to use local content

We want to:

  • Engage the supply chain
  • Learn about the skills/services available locally
  • Ensure that businesses are best prepared to tender

If you, or your company, are interested in the opportunities available please get in touch by emailing suppliers@fredolsen.co.uk

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