Kype Muir Extension Wind Farm
We have recently completed two years of work at the above Wind Farm whereby we created and surfaced the access roads around the 15-turbine site, paving the way for the UK’s tallest and most efficient onshore turbines, which stand at 200m tall.
The wind farm generated around £38m in local development and construction contracts for local businesses like ours.
To be involved in a project of this scale is really important for Hamilton Tarmac as a business. Working on the Kype Muir Extension project from start to finish has been extremely rewarding as a team of local workers.
It’s great to be part of something that will ultimately bring a lot of positives to the region and the environment. Wind farms bring in a lot of business for local trades and offer a great deal of support to the wider community, it has been a positive experience for us to deliver on such a major green project.
Martin Kellerman, construction director at the Banks Group, added:
“Hamilton Tarmac have played a huge role in making Kype Muir Extension happen, creating crucial routes to ensure that turbine parts can be delivered safely and on time.
“Working closely with local businesses like Hamilton Tarmac is an absolute pleasure for us at Banks and forms an integral part of a successful Banks Renewables development. We’re delighted to be pushing in the right direction alongside local firms to help Scotland on its journey to net zero.”
The commitment to contracting local firms on its projects is a foundation of Banks Renewables ‘Connect2Renewables’ initiative. There initiative gives priority to local businesses over larger firms when tendering for work on Banks Renewables sites and ensures that the local economy benefits from developments like Kype Muir Extension.
Lying just south of Strathaven, and upon completion, Kype Muir Extension’s ultra-efficient turbines will have an installed generation capacity of up to 67.2MW of renewable electricity, which could provide electricity for approximately 53,700 homes or a city bigger than Stirling.