Beaw Field

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Beaw Field Wind Farm

Beaw Field Wind Farm is a 17 turbine development located on the island of Yell, in Shetland. The project was consented by the Scottish Government in November 2017.

The project was taken through the development stage by Peel Wind Farms Ltd and was purchased in 2023 by Statkraft UK  to complete the development, as well as construction and operation of the wind farm.


About the Project

Beaw Field Wind Farm will see 17 turbines constructed, with an installed capacity of approximately 72MW – generating enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 60,000 homes, helping Scotland to meet its Net Zero target by 2045.


Project History

Beaw Field Wind Farm began as a 20 turbine development, reducing to 17 following a detailed archaeological investigation, an ecological survey and an allowance for impact upon the telecoms infrastructure.The design of the wind farm has been informed by several consultation events, feedback from statutory bodies and detailed environmental assessments.


Get in Touch

We are keen to answer any questions that you may have about the project. You can email your questions to or call 0800 772 0668 to arrange a chat with our Beaw Field team. Alternatively, you can get in touch using our online form. Our FAQs can be found on this page, alongside registration information for local suppliers.




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Project timeline

  • Pre Construction

    There is a minimum one year gap before construction. 

  • Construction

    Construction begins at least one year after consent. Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.


  • Operation (40 years)

    The turbines are managed from an on-site maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.

    A community fund is active throughout, for worthwhile community initiatives.

  • Decommissioning

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed and the site is restored. A parent company guarantee or financial bond is in place to cover this cost. 

The project team

John Thouless
Principal Project Manager
Seumas Skinner
Community Liaison Manager
Tracey Leslie
Office Manager/Assistant Project Manager – Shetland

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