A £104m deal has been agreed to buy two Scottish wind farm projects which have yet to start construction.
Greencoat UK Wind will purchase the Windy Rig and Twentyshilling schemes in Dumfries and Galloway from Statkraft upon completion.
Work is expected to start shortly with target dates in 2021 for the turbines to become operational.
Greencoat chairman Tim Ingram said it was delighted to partner with Statkraft on the project.
“This transaction follows, and is very similar to, our recently announced Glen Kyllachy acquisition from Innogy, with acquisition completion occurring upon the successful commissioning of the wind farms,” he said.
Windy Rig – a 12-turbine project near Carsphairn – and Twentyshilling, which involves nine turbines near Sanquhar, are projects originally developed by Element Power which was acquired by Statkraft last year.
Greencoat UK Wind is managed by renewable investment firm Greencoat Capital.
The company already has an extensive portfolio in the UK.
It either owns or has a stake in nearly a dozen wind farms in Scotland, including a 28.2% interest in the giant Clyde wind farm in South Lanarkshire.
In the Scottish Borders, it has a 51.6% stake in Drone Hill, Coldingham, and owns 100% of Carcant, near Heriot, and Langhope Rig, near Hawick.
Source: BBC News
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