Infinergy and Boralex to submit plans next year for seven-turbine extension to consented Highlands wind farm.

UK developer Infinergy and Canadian outfit Boralex have taken the wraps off of a seven-turbine extension to its consented 90MW Limekiln wind farm in the Scottish Highlands.

The development duo is to file plans with Scottish ministers in the spring for the around 28MW Limekiln 2 near Reay in Caithness.

The proposed extension is to the east of the current wind farm project within Broubster Achaveilan North forest.

“We are excited that this additional area of land adjacent to Limeklin is now available to scope out plans for an extension to the consented site,” said project director Nick Sage.

“It’s an ideal location to add further capacity to Limekiln and will generate not only more green energy, but add to the community benefit fund and the potential for shared ownership,” he added.

Local consultation meetings for the extension will be held next week in Reay.

Infinergy and Boralex will also inform locals of the latest with the 21-turbine Limekiln project due to start construction in 2021.

The project consisting of 15 machines with a tip height of 139 metres and six of 126 metres is scheduled to be online in 2022.