Categories: Associated British Ports, Ayr, NewsPublished On: 03.02.2022211 words1.1 min read

THE first shipment of turbine blades for a major new Ayrshire wind farm has arrived in Ayr by sea

The first delivery of blades for the South Kyle wind farm turbines arrived at the Port of Ayr on Wednesday, marking another milestone for the multi-million-pound renewables project

The Vattenfall project will see 50 turbines built on a site east of Dalmellington, with turbine installation due to begin later this year after more than a year of building work at the site.

A total of £1 million is also being spent on road improvements to help with the transport of the blades from the Associated British Ports facility to the development site.

The project is also spending £1 million of road improvements to aid the transport of the blades from the harbourside to the development site.

Chris Ranner, Vattenfall’s turbine package manager for the project, said: “Vattenfall is committed to ensuring that every feasible opportunity for local businesses is explored and supported.

“We recognise the important role Port of Ayr plays in the local economy, both in terms of infrastructure and as an employer and contractor.

“We want to create a pipeline of opportunities for significant investment in local infrastructure, supply chain and job creation . . . .

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first shipment of turbine blades arrives in Ayr