Lewis Wind Power – a joint venture of Amec Foster Wheeler and EDF Energy Renewables – has bought a consented wind farm project on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

The Uisenis wind farm has planning permission for the installation of 45 turbines with a maximum capacity of 162 MW. Lewis Wind Power already owns the Stornoway wind farm on the Hebridean island with consent for 36 turbines generating 180 MW.

“The acquisition of the Uisenis Wind Farm shows EDF Energy Renewables and Amec Foster Wheeler’s commitment to developing remote island wind and delivering significant benefits for consumers and the community,” said Matthieu Hue, CEO of EDF Energy Renewables. “It strengthens the case for an interconnector to the mainland which will unlock the economic potential of the Western Isles and secure the development of the island’s renewables sector.”

Land owner Eishken Limited, which is planning to develop a 300 MW pumped storage hydropower project adjacent to the Uisenis wind farm, said that the Western Isles are “an excellent location for renewable energy projects”.