Kennoxhead Phase 1

13 onshore wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 62 MW.

The first phase of the project consists of 13 Nordex N133/4.8 onshore wind turbines with a tip height of no more than 180 metres. The total installed capacity will be 62 MW.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK have been engaged as lead Balance of Plant contractor, and civil engineering works are currently progressing on site.

This phase is expected to enter commercial operation in 2022, and already has planning consents in place and contracted grid connections.



Kennoxhead Phase 1 wind farm
Expected to enter commercial operation in 2022
Latest updates
  • November 2020

    Construction Update November 2020

    We are very pleased that the project is progressing and construction has now started on site. Health and safety is our priority. As well as strictly following the Scottish Government Coronavirus guidance, we make sure that all workers adhere to industry standard health and safety measures at all times.

    Some works will be more visible than others and we will do all we can to minimise any disruption to nearby communities. We will keep the public up-to-date on progress during the construction phase using written updates to local communities, by placing information on this website and meeting with local stakeholders where possible.

    We are currently preparing the site to ensure that it can accommodate the construction works that will take place over the coming months. An anticipated timeline of activity is as follows:

    October – December 2020 – Site preparation – including tree felling

    October 2020 – March 2021 – Internal access track construction

    January – April 2021 – Public road upgrades on minor Glentaggart Road

    December 2020 – July 2021 – Turbine and infrastructure foundations

    August – September 2021 – Turbine delivery

    September – December 2021 – Wind turbine erection

    First half of 2022 – Commissioning and completion of Kennoxhead Wind Farm Phase 1

    We appreciate that at some stages of the construction process nearby communities may notice an impact locally, such as an increase in traffic for site deliveries. However, should you experience any unexpected impacts or have concerns about the construction process, please contact Tom Parkyn on 07482 723023.
  • December 2019

    December 2019

    A varied consent has been granted by the Scottish Ministers to construct and operate a 19 turbine wind farm, known as Kennoxhead Wind Farm, located approximately 3.3km south of the village of Glespin in the planning authority area of South Lanarkshire Council. Each of the 19 turbines has a maximum height of no more than 180 metres. There is no change to the proposed locations of any of the 19 turbines. This varied development will have a generating capacity in excess of 50 megawatts. The Scottish Ministers have also directed, under Section 57(2) of the Town & Country Planning Act (Scotland) 1997, that a new planning permission is deemed to be granted for the varied development.

    Copies of the decision statement and related documentation are available from the Energy Consents Unit online portal
  • June 2019

    June 2019

    An application for variation to the consented Kennoxhead Wind Farm has been submitted under Section 36c of the Electricity Act. The proposed variation involves increasing the tip heights of the 19 consented turbines from 145m up to a maximum of 180m, whilst the turbine locations and infrastructure layout remain unchanged. It is also proposed to extend the commissioning period of the turbines from 18 to 36 months to allow for grid connection delays. Increasing the tip height and rotor diameter of the turbines has the benefit of significantly increasing the energy generation potential and efficiency of the development.

    The application is now lodged with the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit and we expect a decision later this year. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2020, with the first export of power to take place in late 2021.
  • July 2015

    July 2015

    Planning consent for Kennoxhead has been granted by the Scottish Government.

Kennoxhead Phase 2

Phase 2

14 onshore wind turbines, adding an anticipated 112 MW installed capacity