Statkraft awards Scottish wind farm contract to Enercon

UK: Norwegian state utility Statkraft has announced it has begun construction of a 66.7MW wind farm in Scotland.

Berry Burn will use Enercon's 2.3MW turbine

The Berry Burn wind farm is located near Inverness, northern Scotland, and will use Enercon 2.3MW turbines. Statkraft said the project is expected to be completed by early 2014.

The company said the project is expected to cost around £70 million (€86 million). Statkraft has also acquired 100% of Catamount Energy, the joint venture set up to develop the project, from US company Duke Energy.

Statkraft has been building up its investment in the UK wind sector. In October, it joined forced with fellow Norwegian company Statoil to buy the 560MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm located off the east coast of England.

The project, which has been developed by Warwick Energy, will be located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk town of Cromer. It is close to another recently completed offshore wind farm also owned by Statoil and Statkraft, the 317MW Sheringham Shoal project.