8 October 2009
Planning, transport, environmental and engineering experts from WYG are working with RWE npower to provide electricity for 15,500 Scottish homes.
The specialist planning consultants are overseeing the discharge of 40 planning conditions in relation to the extension of Novar onshore wind farm near Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland.
The extension consists of a further 16 wind turbines which will have a maximum power output of between 1.3 and two megawatts (MW) each, with a combined maximum of up to 32MW.
David Crichton-Miller, Managing Director of WYG Environment Planning Transport said: “When fully operational, this project will provide enough electricity each year to supply the average needs of up to 15,500 homes, thereby contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions, which is a key target for the Scottish Government. I am delighted that WYG has been able to assist in securing permission for a project of this significance and it exemplifies WYG’s exceptional track record in assisting with the development of renewable energy facilities.”
We have started work on discharging the pre-development planning conditions. Our technical specialists, as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering a wide range of services, are providing detailed design for a new sub-station/switch gear building.
Tony Thomas, Director, WYG Planning & Design said: “This is great team effort and has drawn on the skills from across WYG. Our engineering, transport, archaeological and environmental experts are all essential in helping our client progress their development.”