Company purchases another windfarm

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The company behind a windfarm of four, 126-metre-high turbines, has bought a nearby scheme which will consist of nine windmills of the same size.

Infinis Energy, which is developing the Sisters project to the west of Widdrington, has acquired the neighbouring scheme at Maiden’s Hall and Steadsburn from Peel Energy.

Both windfarms have been approved and are at an advanced stage of pre-construction.

Infinis says that the deal will enable the company to align construction activities relating to grid connection, turbine procurement and, once completed, maximise ongoing operational efficiencies.

Construction works on both projects are scheduled to commence next month.

Eric Machiels, Infinis CEO, said: “This deal represents a further significant investment for Infinis in Northumberland that will generate local opportunities and investment.

“The acquired windfarm is a well-designed project which benefits from an excellent wind resource.

“The construction timetable for the project fits well with our existing portfolio and will enable us to optimise our resources.

“As an established operator and responsible developer of renewable projects in the area, we have a long-standing commitment to the local community and businesses.

“We intend to honour the commitments made in connection with this windfarm and ensure that real economic benefits flow into the area.”

Following the acquisition, Infinis intends to rename the windfarm, which had been developed as part of a joint venture between Peel Energy and the landowner, Harworth Estates.

The name change will be revealed during a Meet the Infinis Team event. The date has not yet been announced, but it is expected that it will be held soon.

Peel says the sale will allow it to support development of the Frodsham and Sheerness windfarm construction projects.