Fallago Rig Wind Farm is a 48 wind turbine project in the Scottish Borders, consented in November 2010 by the Scottish Ministers.
EDF ER are the project owners and continue to manage the construction and commissioning of the Fallago Rig wind farm.
EDF Group is one of the largest energy companies in Europe, and a leading international player in the renewable energy sector with over 4,000MW gross capacity installed or under construction worldwide by its affiliate EDF Energies Nouvelles.
Wind Prospect has been appointed by the project owners to provide project management and site supervision of the works.
Civil works on site, including road construction, foundation installation and new buildings/structures, are virtually complete with reinstatement works to be progressed over the coming months..
Electrical installation of the switchgear, cables, transformers and the control building are complete The main 400kV feeder circuits through to the 33kV site infrastructure have been energised and final commissioning is on-going.
Wind turbine installation works commenced mid July 2012 with the last Turbine erected at the start of Feb 2013. Commissioning works will continue on the Turbines to gradually bring all units online over the coming months.
Scottish Power Networks and their appointed contractors have undertaken works on the site associated with the 400kV overhead line upgrades. These were progressed to a suitable stage to enable energisation of the 400kV system in January 2013. Final Grid Compliance commissioning works will be carried out at the appropriate stages to match the Wind Farm commissioning.
Project Stake Holders
Project Owners - Fallago Rig Windfarm Ltd (subsidiary of EDF Energy Renewables)
Project Managers - Wind Prospect Ltd.
Civil Contractors - R. J. McLeod Ltd.
Electrical B.o.P Contractors - Powerteam Electrical Services Ltd.
Reactive Power Compensation - S & C Electrical Europe Ltd.
Wind Turbine Generators - Vestas (Northern Europe) Celtic Wind Technology Ltd
Grid Connection - National Grid Transmissions
Grid B.o.P Contract - Iberdrola, (Scottish Power Energy Networks)