Major engineering deal

RJ McLeod secures £67m Vattenfall wind farm deal

Wind farm deal for Scottish firm

Scottish civil engineering firm RJ McLeod will lead the construction of the country’s newest onshore wind farm following the award of a £67 million contract by Vattenfall. 

McLeod will deliver roads and access tracks, electrical infrastructure, turbine foundations and other infrastructure at South Kyle wind farm in East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. 

The contract award marks a significant investment in the Scottish construction industry and may go some way to easing concerns that Scottish companies have been losing out on contracts in the renewables sector.

Located 5km to the east of Dalmellington, South Kyle will be Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK.

At the peak of construction, the project will require around 150 workers on site, and once operational the 240MW wind farm will make a significant contribution to Scotland’s net-zero ambitions – powering 170,000 homes and saving 300,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually, the equivalent of taking 65,000 cars off the road each year.

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