Case Study - St Fergus Energy Park

Energy Park


St Fergus Energy Park is located beside the village of St Fergus within Aberdeenshire Council Area. Green Cat Renewables (GCR) was engaged as planning and environmental consultants to develop the project from initial conception, through project design, consultation and full EIA. The project was refused at the Aberdeenshire Planning Committee in 2020, but GCR appealed the decision and permission was granted for two wind turbines, a solar farm and battery storage units by the DPEA in 2021.

Green Cat Renewables was then engaged as Owner’s Engineer and Designer. Construction began in 2022 with new access tracks and crane hardstandings constructed onsite. National gas pipeline infrastructure passes under the site so Green Cat had to design protection slabs and agree working methods for installing the slabs and tracks with Scottish Gas Networks, National Gas and SSE Thermal to allow civils construction to progress.

Piling (bored piles) was completed for the foundations of the two wind turbines and the bases then constructed to Enercon’s design.

A brick-built substation was constructed to Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) specification.

Two Enercon E-83 3MW turbines were installed onsite in Autumn 2023 and the turbines were energised and commissioned in Spring 2024.

The next phases of the Energy Parks will consist of installing the 5MWp solar photovoltaic farm, battery storage units and associated infrastructure.

Key Data
  • 2 wind turbines, 119m to tip height consented
  • Solar farm and battery storage also consented
  • GCR engaged as planning and environmental consultants
  • GCR engaged as Owner’s Engineer and designer for project delivery phase
  • Phase 1: civils infrastructure including 2 piled foundations and 2 turbines installed
  • Protection slabs for National gas pipelines designed and installed
  • 6MW export capacity for Phase 1
  • Green Cat Contracting completed civils works
  • Energisation and export Spring 2024