Wind turbine firm Gamesa sells Scottish farm to Laing

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RENEWABLES giant Gamesa has sold a wind-farm development in Scotland to international ­specialist investor and asset manager, John Laing.

The 15.3 megawatt Carscreugh project in Dumfries and Galloway, producing enough energy to supply 9,500 households, will be equipped with 18 turbines, each with a unit capacity of 850 kilowatts.

Gamesa expects to install the wind turbines towards the end of this year and to commission the facility in the first quarter of 2014.

Under the agreement, the company will also carry out ­operations and maintenance services for ten years.

This transaction – Gamesa’s debut wind-farm sale in the UK market – falls under the company’s new strategy to become the key technology partner, with the expertise and skills to navigate a wind farm through from site location to completion.

The company has installed 275MW since 2005.

Gamesa has an operations and maintenance centre and a research and development ­office near Glasgow. It has also announced plans to establish an offshore production and logistics base in the UK.