Collett completes Scotland wind farm phase 1

Phase one of the Kennoxhead Wind Farm is complete. (Courtesy: Collett)

Collett completed the delivery of thirteen Nordex N133 turbines to Kennoxhead Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Located south of the A70, near the village of Glespin on the Douglas Estate, the site features Nordex N133 onshore wind turbines with an individual blade length of 64 meters and a tip height of no more than 180 meters.

Phase one of the Kennoxhead Wind Farm is now completed with the 133.2-meter diameter turbines featuring a 13,935 sqm rotor sweep expected to enter commercial operation later in 2022.

Phase two of the project is still in development with 14 proposed additional turbines expected to enter commercial operation in 2024.

Beginning with a test drive of the 46-mile route from King George V Dock to South Lanarkshire, the Collett team simulated the 68-meter loaded vehicle to ensure that the 64-meter blades could safely traverse the route.  Data gathered during the test drive, coupled with preliminary planning reports, allowed the team to determine the suitability of the route, identifying any modifications ahead of the commencement of deliveries.  This included the removal of street furniture at King George V Dock and required civil work on site to prevent the loaded trailers grounding on the wind farm access roads.

Using King George V Dock’s 32.6 hectares of storage, all components were imported to the Glasgow facility for onward transport. The team used specialist wind turbine trailers for deliveries, including clamp trailers for the base and middle tower sections, six-axle step-frames for the top towers, nacelle, hubs and drive trains and Faymonville quadruple extendable wing max trailers for the 64-meter blades.