Leading independent renewable energy developer RES has teamed up with turbine manufacturer Nordex at the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm and Woolley Hill Wind Farm which have entered construction this month.
The six turbine Jack’s Lane Wind Farm is located in North West Norfolk and at 15 megawatts (MW) could generate sufficient renewable electricity to meet the average needs of more than 10,600 homes each year. The 10MW Woolley Hill Wind Warm in Huntingdonshire, comprises four turbines capable of powering more than 8,000 homes.
RES and Nordex previously worked together on several projects in Northern Ireland with a total installed capacity of 90MW. The current partnership builds on this previous relationship, with the Nordex N90 turbines used at Jack’s Lane Wind Farm, and N100 model at Woolley Hill Wind Farm proving to be the most cost-effective option for delivering full optimised energy yields for the respective projects.
“We are pleased to be able to execute a further two projects with our core customer RES for our proven N90/2500 strong-wind turbine,” said Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
Ted Picken, Construction Director for RES UK & Ireland, commented;
“We look forward to working with Nordex again - a company with a track-record for delivering full optimisation of energy yield at sites throughout the UK. Running the Woolley Hill and Jack’s Lane turbine contracts in parallel provides us with an overall cost reduction in the project management, technical engineering and contract administration that in turn encourages close cooperation between the expertise in each organisation.”
Following the construction of the wind farm infrastructure over the next six months, turbines are programmed to be installed and operational by the end of the year.