GE gets 94MW SSE Scotland nod

UK utility SSE has selected GE turbines for its 94MW Dunmaglass Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands.

Dunmaglass will use 33 GE 2.85-100 wind turbines, the US manufacturer said today.

The turbines will use specially-designed towers to keep them in line with the 120-metre tip-height conditions laid down for the project.

The wind farm, near Inverness, was acquired by SSE from RES in 2013.

This is GE’s second deal with the utility this year, following a deal to supply 16MW to another project in Scotland.

Cliff Harris, general manager of GE’s renewables business in Europe, said: “For the Dunmaglass Wind Farm, we worked with SSE to create turbines specifically designed to meet the strict parameters set forth by the local planning authority, which restricted the maximum tip height to 120 metres.

“We developed a 70-metre tower solution to meet these requirements.”