Windfarm / Aikengall II

Current Status

Construction works for the Aikengall II Community Wind Farm is now finished. The 19 turbines were fully commissioned and energised on the 6th November 2017. It has been a long time in coming due to contractors damaging the 156 ton transformer on its journey up to Crystal Rig substation last September (2016). This resulted in the transformer having to be returned to South Korea for repairs. It finally returned in late July this year to Torness Power Station harbour before being safely moved to the substation a few days later.

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Project Background

The Aikengall II – Wester Dod Community Wind Farm planning application was granted consent by Scottish Ministers on Friday 1st March 2013.

Site Location

The wind farm forms a southeast extension to the existing Aikengall Community Wind Farm, which has been operational since March 2009, located approximately 11 km southeast of Dunbar and 6 km south of Innerwick.

Wind Farm Layout

Aikengall II - Wester Dod Community Wind Farm comprises of 19 wind turbines, associated access tracks, crane hardstandings, borrow pits, temporary construction compounds, a meteorological mast, an on-site control room and electrical substation and compound.