Drilling firm Raeburn wins £800,000 wind farm deal

Anne Baxter, chief executive of Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical

Anne Baxter, chief executive of Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical

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Hamilton-based drilling specialist Raeburn has secured an £800,000 contract for work on two wind farms in Lanarkshire.

The family-owned business struck the deal, for detailed testing of rocks and soil, with Banks Renewables, which is developing the Kype Muir and Middle Muir projects.

Anne Baxter, chief executive of Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical, said: “Through the contracts gained, we have been able to take on apprentice drillers and it has also helped us create new graduate positions with the firm. That alone shows that these projects are making a difference in South Lanarkshire.”

Kype Muir is a 26-turbine 104 megawatt development, located just south of Strathaven. Middle Muir is a 51 megawatt project set to deliver the tallest onshore turbines on mainland UK.

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