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West House Farm Wind Turbine approved

Infinergy is delighted that the Planning Inspector has finally granted the appeal for its single 500kW turbine at West House Farm near Dearham and Maryport in Cumbria. It is Infinergy's 8th consent for a 500kW project.

Last year Allerdale Borough Council refused planning permission based on the visual impact concerns however the Inspector considered the impact to be "little".

Infinergy’s Project Manager Kari Clouston said: “This is fantastic news. Although the entire decision process has taken nearly two years, we are delighted with this positive result. Allerdale’s planning officer had initially recommended approval over a year ago, and so understandably we are pleased to see the Inspector agrees with the officer’s recommendation.”

He added: “In particular I am also relieved for the landowners. West House Farm is a dairy farm and in this day and age farming is a marginal business at best. For years the farm has been trying to diversify the use of their land. Apart from providing a secure income from the land lease, the wind turbine will make a huge contribution in reducing the farm’s carbon footprint.”

Infinergy is looking for a Senior Construction Manager

Infinergy is looking to recruit a Senior Construction Manager for the construction of its Scottish wind energy projects.

* Based in Inverness
* Permanent (contractor may be considered)
* Competitive salary + benefits

Infinergy has a significant portfolio of consented projects within Scotland. In preparation for the construction of these projects we seek an experienced senior construction manager to manage and oversee all pre-construction related activities across the portfolio.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team based in the Inverness office the successful candidate will assist in reaching project financial close through managing activities including ground investigation, preparing detailed design, materials estimation and leading the overall construction strategy. In addition, the role will involve the preparation of construction scope of works and tender documentation, the contracting and management of third party suppliers (BoP, Owners Engineer etc) and acting as the primary point of contact with the grid operator.

We seek a suitably qualified construction manager with significant experience of managing large, complex onshore wind projects through financial close to construction. Ideally having recently completed a large onshore wind project this position would suit a candidate looking for a move from a large utility or civil contractor seeking more autonomy within an entrepreneurial development environment.

The following skills and experience are required:
- Civil Engineering Degree and Chartered Status
- Extensive experience in construction project management of large onshore wind projects
- Highly developed commercial acumen and experience across the full project development lifecycle (particularly milestones such as Financial Close, Construction and Sale of projects)
- Experience of interfacing with grid operators
- Experience of managing third party contractors
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong team player as well as ability to use own initiative

Please send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  quoting reference CM02.

Please note that applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Powys County Council approves Infinergy's 7th single 500kW turbine

On 12th June 2014 Powys County Council's planning committee granted planning permission for the construction of Upper Farm Wind Turbine, a single wind energy development at Upper Farm near Dolau. In doing so they followed their officer's recommendation for approval. Llanfihangel Rhydion Community Council - where the turbine will be located - backed the application as did local support group Powys Wind Farm Supporters and many local residents. Infinergy would like to thank all supporters and looks forward to the construction of its 7th approved single 500kW turbine.

White Lion Wind Turbine operational

Infinergy's 500kW White Lion Wind Turbine near Tavernspite in Carmarthenshire is now fully operational. The project is the second of Infinergy's 500kW portfolio to reach the operational stage after Burnbrae Farm Wind Turbine in South Lanarkshire earlier this year. Both projects are Sovereign Renewables investments.

Infinergy sponsors Community Ownership of Onshore Wind event at Scottish Parliament

Following on from sponsoring ResPublica's The Community Renewables Economy, launched in Westminster by Energy Minister Greg Barker MP last year, Infinergy has now taken the discussion to the Scottish Parliament.

At Holyrood, Edinburgh, community ownership of onshore wind developments was the main topic during the first event of its kind in the Scottish Parliament, which brought together community groups, funders, developers and parliamentarians to discuss and promote community ownership of onshore wind projects in Scotland.

The event was hosted by Rob Gibson MSP, a strong promoter of community renewables, and allowed community groups from across Scotland to hear from supportive MSPs and the Minister for Local Government and Planning Derek Mackay MSP. The Planning Minister, who is responsible for community planning, set out the Scottish Government’s vision for greater community involvement and ownership of onshore wind.

Local Energy Scotland and the Scottish Investment Bank contributed speeches during the event. Community groups from as far south as Dumfries & Galloway and as far north as the Highlands attended the event.

Rob Gibson SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross said:

“Community ownership of onshore wind turbines is on the rise. They deserve a special place in the Scottish planning process where the top line is sustainable economic growth. I am supporting wind energy producers whose work is appreciated in many communities who gave their full support to this event.”

Infinergy's MD Esbjorn Wilmar said that community ownership would be embraced by more developers if it was recognised in the planning process, stating:

“I truly believe that working collaboratively and ensuring benefits are seen across the entire sector is the key to the success of this country’s renewable energy policies and targets.

“At the moment the planning system only gives limited consideration to the benefit that community ownership can bring and if community ownership is taking into account by the planning then we will see communities and developers working more closely together.”