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RWE to start construction on third Scottish wind farm

German energy giant RWE has confirmed plans to start construction work on a third Scottish onshore wind farm site this year as part of a £6.9bn investment programme across the UK.

The 63 megawatts Strathy Wood project in Caithness will become the latest to begin full construction, with pre-construction work now underway.

Main contractor Farrans is already working at two other sites at Enoch Hill in East Ayrshire and Camster II in Caithness.

Strathy Wood will have 11 turbines generating enough electricity to power 68,000 homes and will be completed by 2025.

Victoria Allen, Head of Onshore Renewables Development Scotland, said: “RWE is entering 2024 strong, with our ambition in Scotland ever growing, and we are delighted to have reached significant construction milestones for Enoch Hill, Camster II and now Strathy Wood.

“Onshore wind has an important role to play in helping deliver the UK and Scottish governments’ net zero emission targets in the coming years and remains the lowest cost form of renewable electricity generation.”

RWE to start construction on third Scottish wind farm | Construction Enquirer News