Forss Wind Farm
|Number of Turbines||6|
|Turbine Type||Siemens A/S|
|Turbine Rating||1 and 1.3 MW|
|Total installed capacity||7.2 MW|
|Owner / Operator||RES|
|Turnkey Construction Contractor||RES|
|Year of Operation||2003, 2007|
Forss is the most northerly wind farm on mainland UK, it is located on the north coast of Scotland near Thurso and was built by RES in two phases. The project comprises of 6 turbines, two of 1MW rating and four of 1.3MW rating, with an overall installed capacity of 7.2MW. The project was developed, built, and is owned and operated, by RES.
Forss Wind Farm is located on the site of the former US Navy Communications Base. The site was decommissioned in 1992 and remained disused. The first phase of the wind farm, consisting of two turbines, was built in 2003 and further four turbines were erected in 2007. Civil and ancillary works during construction were carried out by R J McLeod of Dingwall who used local subcontractors and suppliers from across the Highlands. This is in line with RES's policy of using local companies where possible to ensure the local region reaps the economic benefits of the development.
RES has applied to the Highland Council for planning permission for five additional turbines at Forss Wind Farm, further information can be found on the project website: www.forss-windfarm.co.uk