Windfarm / Aikengall II

Current Status

Construction of the civil engineering works for the Aikengall II Community Wind Farm is now underway. Work on the access tracks and crane hardstandings has started, with work on the reinforced concrete foundations to support the 145m wind turbines to be completed in 2015.

Paisley based Barr Construction, part of the Barr Aggregates Group and Gael Force Renewables, are the main contractors and have been awarded the £7 million civils contract. Plant hire and construction personnel are sourced from across Scotland while as many raw materials as possible will be Scottish, including concrete and steel reinforcement for the turbine foundations.

Scottish Power will complete the grid connection works for the scheme which includes maintaining the existing local infrastructure.

Anouska Woods has taken over the role of Community Liaison Officer for the project and will be keeping in touch with local Community Councils to keep them up to date with developments and progress and to answer queries from local interest groups and individuals.

To contact Anouska Woods please call 01368863720 or email anouska_begreendunbar@btconnect.com

An Indicative Construction Programme of the various construction activities for the wind farm is provided below:

  • Off-site Civil Works for Grid Connection (September 2014 – February 2015);
  • On-site Civil Works (October 2014 – December 2015);
  • Delivery of Concrete for Turbine Foundations (February 2015 – June 2015);
  • Delivery of Electrical Transformer and Equipment (April 2015 – June 2015);
  • Turbine Transportation and Installation (April 2016 – June 2016);
  • Final Grid Connection and Commissioning (July 2016). Updates will be provided on this page as construction progresses at the Aikengall II site.

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.

Environmental Benefits

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.

Community Benefits

Community Wind power will provide community benefit funding to local communities based on £5,000 per MW.