Scotland currently has more than half of the total number of operational wind turbines in the UK today, and with more than 215 turbines able to generate enough electricity to power around 300,000 homes, Whitelee is the UK’s largest onshore windfarm.

This forward-looking ScottishPower Renewables project presented many engineering challenges, including the construction of a network of site access roads, and the excavation and construction of turbine foundations and crane hardstandings at locations where significant deposits of peat existed.

AECOM played an integral role in reviewing the construction methodologies designed to overcome significant ground related geotechnical constraints, tracking and monitoring progress and construction quality. Our involvement helped make this large-scale renewable energy project a reality, helping Scotland to generate cleaner, greener power.


Patrick Cox