North Kyle Energy Project: Community Information, June 2024

Turbine Delivery Schedule

Day

Date

Deliveries

Time (to site)

Monday

17 June 2024

Blades

01:00

Tuesday

18 June 2024

Tower

23:00

Wednesday

19 June 2024

Blades

01:00

Thursday

20 June 2024

Blades / Tower

01:00 / 23:00

Friday

21 June 2024

Tower

01:00

Saturday

22 June 2024

NO DELIVERIES

Monday

24 June 2024

Blades

01:00

Tuesday

25 June 2024

Blades / Tower

01:00 / 23:00

Wednesday

26 June 2024

Tower

23:00

Thursday

27 June 2024

Blades

01:00

Friday

28 June 2024

Tower

23:00

North Kyle Energy Project: Community Information, April 2024

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Construction progress update

Brockwell Energy are pleased to report that the construction of the North Kyle Energy Project continues to progress well.  We have completed concrete pouring for 20 turbine foundations and are well progressed with cabling, hardstand construction, tracks and the control building.

Civil works will be ongoing through 2024, the remaining turbine foundation pours, track and hardstand construction and cabling all due to be completed. SPEN are also well progressed with work to connect the wind farm to the electrical grid, which involves finishing the new substation on the North Kyle site north of the B741 road. SPEN continues its general extension work at New Cumnock substation across the road.

Wind Turbine Transport Begins in May

During May 2024, the project will receive its first delivery of wind turbine components. Blades will be transported to site from Glasgow King George V Docks via the A77 and A713. All other components will be delivered from the Port of Ayr along the A713. Abnormal load deliveries will be police escorted in convoys of three components and will generally take place during the night to minimise the disruption to local road users. In 2024, deliveries will continue until October. The remaining deliveries in 2025 are currently programmed for January to May. Most of the 2025 deliveries will be to the site’s eastern entrance, known as House of Water, via the A76 and Glaisnock Road. These will also be transported at night to minimise disruption.

Traffic and Transport update

Works to improve the Chalmerston junction at the point at which it joins the A713 are now complete. Thank you for your patience for any delays while these works were completed.

The project’s felling and timber dispatch operation continues to progress well. Timber is being taken off-site through the northern Piperhill entrance, which links to the agreed normal timber transport routes on the B7046 and A70. Timber transport will continue through 2024.

Public Access

We would kindly remind members of the community that for health and safety reasons there can be no public access to the North Kyle site while it is in construction. We understand that there are tracks at North Kyle that are popular with walkers and other recreational users so we appreciate your patience in staying away from the site. As soon as construction regulations allow, these tracks will be re-opened, in many cases in a much-improved state.

Community Liaison Group

To keep the community informed of North Kyle’s progress and to collect and respond to any concerns, we have established a Community Liaison Group (CLG). The CLG meets quarterly and has met twice to date. An issues log setting out concerns that have been raised is published here. We look forward to working with the CLG as the project progresses. If anyone would like to raise any issues to be discussed at the next CLG meeting, please email Lisa Nicholson ([email protected]).

9CCG Funding Update

In March, Brockwell was pleased to pledge the £628,000 first instalment of “boost funding” from the North Kyle wind farm project. It is the first-time wind farm developers in Scotland have provided such significant community funded benefit for local projects ahead of a site starting operations and the first time so much funding has been provided in addition to the standard Scottish Government recommended level of £5,000 per MW. The £628,000 comes on top of initial funding of £200,000 to help the 9CCG with set up costs and marks a major and continued commitment by Brockwell Energy to invest in the 9CCG to allow it to fund projects for local communities.

Brockwell Opening a Dalmellington Office

Brockwell Energy, the owner of the North Kyle wind scheme, are in the process of opening an office in Dalmellington during 2024. We intend to open for surgery hours with Brockwell and North Kyle staff on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide any information on our current and future developments. Please keep an eye out for more details of these plans.

Further Updates

We will be keeping in touch with further updates as the project progresses. In the meantime, if there are any queries or concerns, please get in touch with us through:

[email protected]

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North Kyle Energy Project: Community Information, May 2023


This document provides details to communities and stakeholders of how the public can get in touch with us, and the activities that will be undertaken during the building of the wind farm.

North Kyle Energy Project - Community Information - May 2023.pdf