(PRWEB UK) 21 December 2013
Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy, has been appointed by Vattenfall as Ecological Clerk of Works at Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The 18-turbine development will have an installed capacity of 36.9 MW, generating enough electricity to power over 20,000 homes.1
The Scottish-based consultancy’s Ecological Clerk of Works will be onsite to support delivery of Vattenfall’s, and all contractor’s, strong commitment to the environment throughout the project’s operational period.
Natural Power has already carried out a broad range of work on the site, including Resident Engineer and Construction Project Management works, discharge of planning conditions and hydrological monitoring.
Richard Walls, Natural Power’s Director of Ecology and Hydrology, said: “The Ecological Clerk of Works, who is part of Natural Power’s expert Ecology Department, will play a vital role in protecting wildlife species on site by supporting Vattenfall’s commitment to environmentally sensitive construction.”
Ralph Spernagel, the consultancy’s Construction Director, said: “Natural Power’s tried and tested expertise in construction project management will help Vattenfall to complete construction on this development. Bringing more renewable energy to the Aberdeenshire area will help meet the Scottish Government’s targets.”
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For more information on Vattenfall and Clashindarroch Wind Farm, visit http://www.vattenfall.co.uk/en/clashindarroch.htm.
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1 renewableUK source: Number of households supplied = B x 0.2758 x 8760/4700, where B is the rated capacity of the wind energy development in kW, 0.2758 is a constant, the capacity factor, which takes into account the intermittent nature of the wind, the availability of the wind turbines and array losses, and 8760 is the number of hours in a year.
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Vattenfall operates three onshore wind farms and three offshore wind farms in England, Scotland and Wales and it is currently building another two onshore wind farms in Wales and Scotland. It also has a number of wind farms in development across the UK.
Vattenfall is in the early stages of developing a wave farm off the Shetland Islands with an Edinburgh based technology developer. It also has plans, along with partners, to lay an electricity cable across the North Sea connecting the power grids of Scandinavia and the UK.