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About The Developer
Statkraft is at the heart of the UK's energy transition. Since 2006, Statkraft has gone from strength to strength in the UK, building experience across wind, solar, hydro, storage, grid stability and EV charging.
Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations, with approximately 5,700 employees in 21 countries.
Across our UK business we employ over 300 staff in England, Scotland and Wales and play a key role in helping the global business reach its goal of 9 GW of development wind and solar power by 2025.
Statkraft operate the Andershaw Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire on behalf of Greencoat, who now own the wind farm. We also operate Windy Rig and Twenty Shilling Hill Wind Farms, in Dumfries and Galloway, on behalf of Greencoat.
We own or operate a further two windfarms in Scotland and one in Wales. Berry Burn Wind Farm (near Forres), Baillie Wind Farm (near Thurso) and Altwallis in Wales.
About West Andershaw
The site is located next to the operational Andershaw Wind Farm, in South Lanarkshire. The nearest villages are Glespin, Crawfordjohn and Douglas.
To keep up to date throughout the project's development, please register for updates and feel free to Get in touch.
We have submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to consider the potential for up to 11 turbines west of the operational Andershaw Wind Farm.
We are proposing a turbine height of up to 250m to tip.
Initial site assessments have led us to the conclusion that the site can accommodate turbines of this size.
The size and locations of the turbines are not fixed yet, further studies and consultation over the development period will help confirm the final layout and the turbine height at each location.
Should the proposal be submitted to planning, the application will also seek consent for the necessary infrastructure and other requirements for the project. This will include, tracks, a substation, laydown areas, a compound, site entrance, habitat management areas and other ancillary infrastructure.
Full details will be made available in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report which is submitted along with any Application for planning.
Statkraft are at the forefront of battery and grid stability projects, which are increasingly vital as the amount of renewable energy generation in the UK increases.
Statkraft are assessing the potential for storage at this site, which could be included in the wind farm planning application, or progressed via a separate application.
The project duration is likely to be up to 50 years. After this time, the wind farm will either be decommissioned, have its life extended or re-powered. A bond is put in place before construction starts and that bond is used to decommission the project at the end of its lifetime.
Following consultation on the Scoping Report (submitted in May 2021), we will take into account feedback from the community and consultees to help shape the design of the project.
We are holding this first exhibition to provide an opportunity for the community and members of the general public to view and comment upon the proposals.
We will hold a further exhibition later in the year, hopefully in person depending on Covid-19 restrictions. The exhibition will be held before submitting a Section 36 application. When the Section 36 application is submitted the community will have a formal opportunity to comment on the plans as part of the statutory consultation process.
Yes. Statkraft are committed to delivering community benefit fund for West Andershaw of £5,000 per MW installed per annum.
We look forward to hearing your ideas about how additional funding could be managed and allocated, you can let us know your ideas here: Get in touch
The 11 wind turbines at the operational Andershaw Wind Farm currently generate over £90,750 per annum to the Renewable Energy Fund administered by South Lanarkshire Council. When Statkraft owned Andershaw wind farm funding was allocated to 20 projects in the local area to date. Funding to the community benefit fund is now provided by the new owners Greencoat. Please visit the Renewable Energy Fund Grants(External link) page for more information on how to apply for funding.
We have been looking at how our sites could improve broadband in areas where we operate. We have committed to investing in feasibility studies at an early stage across all our development sites in Scotland to assess the potential for this.
We have two full-time positions for an onsite maintenance team to manage Andershaw Wind Farm, however the biggest opportunity to bring local jobs is during the construction phase.
Statkraft always endeavours to be a good neighbour and when bringing new investment to the community, we look at how we can share the economic value of our projects. As such, we will look to develop links with local business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce to understand the mutual benefits of using local suppliers. We are keen to work with local suppliers. Please fill in the Local suppliers if you are a local company interested in being a supplier, or if you would like to suggest a company we could contact.
We would like to hear your ideas as to how our project can foster economic enterprise.
We are often asked by people if we can help deliver faster broadband, or even get them connected in the first place.
We need high quality broadband to operate our wind farms, including for West Andershaw Wind Farm if it is given the go ahead. As we require broadband, we have committed to explore whether it can also help benefit the local and wider community as well. We believe we are the only developer to commit to funding a feasibility study to look into the potential for fibre and wireless line of sight broadband for all our wind farm projects.
We are committed to offering shared ownership for the West Andershaw wind farm and are happy to follow this up should there be interest within the community to explore this further.
We work with Local Energy Scotland to explore community ownership opportunities and we can arrange separate meetings with them if there is interest.
Yes. We have a 'Local suppliers' registration link on the website and please get in touch if you are a local business and interested in the project. We plan to organise 'Meet the Developer' events for businesses (either virtual or in person depending on Covid-19 guidance) in the future and we are dedicated to working with the local supply chain.
Consultation & Engagement
If interested, whether a local resident or a business, you can register for updates on the Get in touch page and we will contact you as we progress the plans. We follow all GDPR guidelines in relation to personal data and you can opt out at any time.
You can use the contact details provided if you would like to chat directly with one of the Statkraft team on West Andershaw.
We are following Scottish Government guidance in relation to Covid-19. The Scottish Government has made it clear that investment should continue where possible, but that this should not be at the expense of community consultation and engagement. The virtual exhibitions we are planning to hold replaces a traditional public exhibition event held in a village hall and it is our aim that our consultation activities make our plans more accessible than before.
We like to meet with local residents and community representatives early in the planning process. Face to face meetings have not been possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic so we have been offering and taking part in virtual meetings with Community Councils to introduce ourselves and our plans.
Following this scoping stage, we will evaluate all feedback and will use it to help refine our proposal.
We can still answer questions and receive feedback on the Get in touch page after the scoping period and where we can we will do our best to incorporate it.
However, the closer the Development gets towards Public Exhibitions or planning submission it may mean that there isn't sufficient time to consider your comments before the plans are finalised. We therefore encourage you to provide your feedback early.
We hope to submit a Section 36 application (to the Scottish Government) later in 2021. There is an opportunity to provide a formal representation to the Scottish Government - we will keep our project website updated with news on how to do this.
Following consultation on the Scoping Report (May 2021), we will take into account feedback from the community and consultees to help shape the design of the project.
We are planning to hold exhibitions in August 2021 which will provide an opportunity for the community and members of the general public to view and comment upon the proposals for West Andershaw Wind farm.
We will then look to hold a further exhibition later in 2021 ahead of submitting a Section 36 application. When the application is submitted the community will have a formal opportunity to comment on the plans as part of the statutory consultation process.