Gordonbush Extension

The Gordonbush Extension wind farm development is under construction around 9.5km west of Brora in Scotland.

Once complete, it will consist of 11 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines generating up to 38MW of wind powered electricity.

The delivery of the wind turbine components began during week commencing 23 November 2020.

More information about the component deliveries can be found below.

Wind turbine deliveries

The delivery of wind turbine components to the Gordonbush Extension wind farm development began on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Ahead of those deliveries, the contractors carried out a 'trial run' simulating delivery of the largest components (the turbine blade).

More information about the turbine component deliveries can be found below and up to date delivery information will be posted here throughout the delivery phase of the project.

Please note that the dates and times shown are subject to variation for reasons beyond our reasonable control, sometimes at very short notice.

For the most up to date information, please check back here regularly or follow our dedicated delivery Twitter feed.

Component deliveries

This is where we will publish the delivery schedule for the week ahead, once the details have been agreed with Police Scotland (who escort the component deliveries) and the haulage contractor.

In general, there will be one delivery convoy each day consisting of the three abnormal load vehicles under Police Scotland escort.

HISTORY

We began exploring the potential of an extension to Gordonbush Extension in 2013, beginning our community consultation process. On 29 September 2017, Scottish Ministers granted consent for the construction and operation of the proposed 15 turbine extension to the existing operational Gordonbush Wind Farm. On 5 November 2019, we received consent for a variation to the initial consent.

About Gordonbush Extension wind farm
Location9.5km north west of Brora, Highlands
OwnershipSSE
Proposed capacity38MW
Contact

Alan Greenwood

alan.greenwood@sse.com

07342 142714

The variation includes reducing the number of turbines from 15 to 11, whilst increasing the maximum tip height of the turbines, from 130 m up to 149.9m. Increasing the tip height and rotor diameter of the turbines has the benefit of increasing the energy generation potential and efficiency of the site.

In February 2020 we hosted a Meet the Buyer event with over 20 local businesses and suppliers and discussed opportunities available to work on the Gordonbush Extension supply chain. This is part of our work to engage closely with the Scottish supply chain and to maximise opportunities available for local businesses to work on the extension

COMMUNITY

We recognise that our investments in new electricity generation benefit from the co-operation of the local community in a variety of ways, particularly during the construction phase. In recognition of this, our policy is to establish long-term funds to support community projects in areas where we are developing generation projects.

Please visit our Communities page for more information.