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Supporting Scotland’s Growth

SIMEC Group, part of the GFG Alliance, which is already investing hundreds of millions of pounds in Scotland, has unveiled plans to bring further benefits to the national and local economy through multiple projects for clean and renewable energy to support manuacturing.

The latest project proposal is a wind farm consisting of up to 39 turbines, approximately 8km north west of Laggan, that could generate up to 168 megawatts of energy following an investment programme of up to £158 million. The development of Glenshero Wind Farm, if approved, will contribute, low-carbon power for industrial schemes across Scotland.

Under the Glenshero plan, steel for the wind-tower structures could also be rolled at Liberty’s Dalzell plant in Motherwell and possibly fabricated at a potential new neighbouring wind turbine manufacturing facility.

A S36 Planning Application has now been submitted to the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit. The full application can be viewed here.

Jay Hambro, Chief Investment Officer for the GFG Alliance and Chief Executive of SIMEC Energy commented: 

Glenshero is a unique project in our portfolio. It would be built in an environment of zero subsidies, using steel rolled and finished in Scotland and then generate clean energy to support the Scottish metals industry. It is also an exciting opportunity for us to work with the local community and encourage their investment alongside our own. This is truly a win-win project for all parties.