12 Dec '12, 6pm

Statkraft starts construction on Berry Burn wind farm: Statkraft has started construction on the 66.7MW Berry Bu...

Construction work began this week, with completion scheduled for 2014, the company said. In total, Statkraft is expecting to invest £70 million during the building work. Berry Burn is located in the north of Scotland, 30 km east of Inverness in the county of Moray, which granted consent for the project in 2009. Annual power production is expected to be in the region of 184 GWh, generated from 29 2.3MW Enercon turbines. "The news that construction has started on the Berry Burn Wind Farm is excellent for Moray and for Scotland as a whole,” said Fergus Ewing minister for energy, enterprise and tourism in the Scottish government. Statkraft has also agreed to set up a community benefits fund for the wind farm. “Once the wind farm is operational a fund will be established to ensure the local community shares in the financial benefits it will bring," Ewing said. At RenewableUK ’s...

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