About The Project
The Irvine project is a key contributor to this target particularly given the high energy requirements generated at this GSK facility.
8MW of Wind
(2 Enercon E126 EP3 turbines, with a tip height of 150m)
20MW of Field Scale Solar
(Installation of approximately 45,000 modules)
Consent was granted by North Ayrshire Council in 2019. This was achieved through unanimous approval at Planning Committee following ongoing and detailed discussions with the Local Planning Authority during the determination period.
This ensured concerns regarding Glasgow Prestwick Airport's radar, landscape and visual impact and ecology were dealt with collaboratively and efficiently.
The project represents significant investment in the local area, injecting investment into the local economy and creating temporary construction jobs and operational jobs.
Furthermore, the provision of renewable energy solutions to the GSK plant will secure future investment into this substantial local employer to secure long term job security for staff.
Construction is due to commence in Summer 2021 with connection in early 2022.
Once constructed, all of the power will be sold to GSK under a long term PPA agreement providing a long term, low cost renewable energy solution.