Kilgallioch

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Kilgallioch Wind Farm
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
Location South Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°03′00″N 04°45′55″W / 55.05000°N 4.76528°W / 55.05000; -4.76528Coordinates: 55°03′00″N 04°45′55″W / 55.05000°N 4.76528°W / 55.05000; -4.76528
Status Operational
Construction began 2015
Owner(s) ScottishPower Renewables
Operator(s) Scottish Power
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Power generation
Units operational 96 X 2.5 MW
Make and model Gamesa: G90 and G114
Nameplate capacity 239 MW

Kilgallioch Wind Farm is a 96 turbine wind farm in South Ayrshire, Scotland with a total capacity of up to 239 megawatts (MW). [1] Consent granted by the Scottish Government in February 2013 with construction starting in 2015 and completed in 2017.

Incidents[edit]

On 13 January 2017 a turbine under construction catastrophically collapsed during a storm.[2][3]

On 15 March 2017 Portuguese construction worker António João Linares, who was working for turbine manufacturer Gamesa, was killed when he fell 8 metres within a tower.[4][5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilgallioch Windfarm - ScottishPower Renewables". www.scottishpowerrenewables.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  2. ^ Houston, Stephen (2017-01-29). "Panic as giant 480ft wind turbine collapses". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Kilgallioch wind farm turbine incident under investigation". BBC News. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Português morre em queda de 150 metros na Escócia". Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Man, 37, plummets to his death while working at 480ft wind turbine farm". The Scottish Sun. 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Worker dies in Kilgallioch wind farm accident". BBC News. 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2017-03-18.