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Eneco obtains rights for Scottish wind farm

Eneco UK Ltd has received the rights to develop a 51 MW wind farm on the Lochluichart Estate in the Scottish Highlands from Infinergy, which has developed the project through to Section 36 consent.

Eneco will enter into a working partnership with the Lochluichart Estate to see the wind farm project through to commercial operation.

Marc van der Linden, Managing Director of Eneco Wind says: “This is a landmark deal for Eneco and Infinergy together with the Lochluichart Estate. It brings the Eneco commitment to the UK to a significant capacity together with Tullo (17 MW) and the recent offshore award of the West of Wight Round 3 concession.”

Hamish Leslie Melville, Owner of the Lochluichart Estate adds: “I am delighted to see the wind farm take this important step towards completion and now look forward to working closely with Eneco to establish the project on the Estate.”

Eneco will construct and operate the Lochluichart wind farm which was consented in 2008 by The Scottish Government. The project comprises 17 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 51 MW.

It is hoped that the wind farm will enter operation by 2013.

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