Major Windfarm in the Scottish Highlands

Engaged by landowner to agree terms with SSE

Brief

Bell Ingram were asked by the owner of Stronelairg Estate, near Fort Augustus, to act on his behalf in agreeing terms with SSE for a major windfarm on the Estate. In addition, we were asked by the neighbouring Glendoe Estate to agree terms for the rights of access for the wind farm with SSE on their behalf.

Process

Working closely with the clients, Bell Ingram agreed Heads of Terms with SSE for a 66 turbine wind farm on Stronelairg Estate and rights of access across Glendoe Estate, assisting the clients’ solicitors with agreeing the Lease Terms. These terms included loss of sporting on Stronelairg due to the proposed construction of a large sub station in the middle of a grouse moor. In addition, we negotiated terms for a 3.5 km grid connection for the site.

Outcome

The wind farm was constructed between 2017 and 2018 and during construction Bell Ingram assisted clients over issues rising during the construction phase, including measuring quantities of stone and sand extracted from over 10 borrow pits and dealing with other construction matters. The windfarm of over 220MW capacity, successfully started exporting electricity in March 2018.

Article posted on 01/01/2018

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