Construction of Inverclyde Windfarm commenced in September 2019 and will be completed by late 2020. The windfarm, located south of Port Glasgow and Greenock, will consist of 8 wind turbines each 110m tall.
The windfarm will produce 24 MW of clean, renewable energy which is enough to power around 44% of Inverclyde households and compared to conventional, non-renewable energy sources would displace over 18,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. As Inverclyde’s only commercial scale windfarm Inverclyde Windfarm will significantly increase Inverclyde’s current contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy targets.
Turbine components will be delivered to site under police escort travelling from King George V dock in Glasgow to the site entrance on Dougliehill Road in Port Glasgow. Inverclyde Windfarm apologises to local residents and road users for any inconvenience these deliveries may cause.
We can assure residents that we are working closely with Police Scotland and Inverclyde Council to ensure that the turbine deliveries cause as little disturbance to the residents of Inverclyde as possible.
Details of the expected delivery route and times are outlined below:
- Deliveries will commence on 4th August 2020 and are expected to take place every day (other than Sundays) until 26th August 2020
- The turbine components will be delivered by slow moving vehicles under police escort
- The police escort is provided for the safety of other road users and as such other road users may be stopped or diverted by the Police escort as the escort progresses.
- Up to two convoys per day will deliver the turbines to site
- Police Scotland has advised that the first convoy is expected to leave King George V dock at 0930 and arrive at site at approximately 1130
- The second convoy will leave King George V dock at 1230 and is expected to arrive at site at approximately 1430
- Please note the Police have absolute discretion to change these times
The route to site is shown on the map and will be:
- Exit M8 at Woodhall Roundabout onto Glasgow Road
- Glasgow Road to Clune Brae Roundabout
- Left onto Clune Brae to Boglestone Roundabout
- Exit roundabout onto Dubbs Road
- Follow Dubbs Road to Dougliehill Road
- Turn left into site entrance at Dougliehill Road
- The convoy will continue across the new Devol Moor access under Police escort until it has crossed the B788 on to the main wind farm site.
Turbine Delivery Route to Site
The plans for the site include provision for public parking located opposite Devol Moor substation. Once the site is operational members of the public will be able to make use of this facility to access the site and walk on the network of windfarm tracks.
Inverclyde Windfarm has also committed to paying an annual community benefit payment of £72,000, this fund will be launched following commissioning of the windfarm and further details about the fund will be available at that time.