Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has commenced work at Red Rock Power’s Benbrack onshore wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. First generation is anticipated in Spring 2024, with full commercial operation of the 15-turbine, 67MW capacity project expected later that summer.
As owners engineer for Benbrack Wind Farm Limited, Natural Power will provide project management and quality assurance support during the construction phase of development. As an independent representative of the owner, the team will provide services such as balance of plant and TSA contract management, project execution support, interface management and health and safety and environmental compliance.
Keith Burns, Commercial Director at Natural Power said “Natural Power’s headquarters, The Green House, is located in Dumfries & Galloway and Benbrack is less than 15 miles from our HQ. Our construction team has delivered over 280 owners engineer projects, totalling more than 9GW of renewable energy, around the world and many of that team are based in The Green House and will be supporting this project. We look forward to working with Red Rock Power on this project which will deliver employment in the local area and community benefits through it’s entire operational life.”
The development has also finalised contracts with Jones Bros for the balance of plant elements of the wind farm following an initial preferred supplier agreement, and Vestas, the wind farm’s turbine contractor, is expected to start mobilising to site in early 2024.
Jamie Grant, Benbrack Project Director, said: "Benbrack is the first construction project under Red Rock Power's management, which we're eager to deploy to the highest standards. Partnering with Natural Power allows us to benefit from its decades of onshore wind experience and provide valuable expertise to our own operation. We look forward to working with the local team and our other suppliers over the coming years."