Fresh hope for CS Wind?

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There is fresh hope for the future of CS Wind after it was revealed that the the Machrihanish-based factory is in talks with regards to supplying a Kintyre wind farm project.

Developer RES will construct the 35MW Blary Hill wind farm near Glenbarr, which, it was announced on Tuesday, has been acquired by UK renewable energy investment company The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG).

It is understood that the wind farm will consist of 14 Nordex N90 turbines –  Nordex is a European company, with its headquarters in Germany, which designs, sells and manufactures wind turbines. And Callum Whiteford, the community relations manager for the Blary Hill project, revealed the company is in talks with CS Wind to see if it can supply the turbines.

If this comes to fruition, it may spare some of the 73 jobs which were said to be under threat at CS Wind, although some staff have already been made redundant.

Construction of the Blary Hill wind farm is expected to start this quarter, with operations set to begin early in 2022.

TRIG estimates that it will create more than £3.9 million of inward investment for the local economy during construction and the first year of operation.