Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion Limited (SMWFEL) is asking local businesses to register their interest in getting involved in the construction and operation of the wind farm expansion should it get the green light to go ahead.

Scout Moor Wind Farm

Scout Moor Wind Farm

SMWFEL, a joint venture between Peel Energy and United Utilities, has submitted planning applications to Rochdale and Rossendale Councils requesting consent to expand the wind farm, which is located on open moorland split between Lancashire and Greater Manchester, by 16 new turbines.

Typically, if given council approval, Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion will make two major appointments early on in the life of the project - a main Balance of Plant (BoP) contract and a Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA). These two contractors will then appoint sub-contractors as necessary to deliver the project.

SMWFEL has committed to a Local Employment and Supply Chain Plan which places the onus on a developer to ‘look local’ first when appointing sub-contractors.

Jon England of Peel Energy commented: “We’ve adopted this approach successfully on other onshore wind energy schemes, including Frodsham Wind Farm in Cheshire, and believe it’s important for local businesses to have an early introduction to the opportunities that the expansion plans can bring and to understand the skills and experience we’re looking for.”

The main types of businesses being asked to register include those involved in:

  • Wind Turbine Supply
  • Consultancy Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant and Equipment Hire
  • Project Management
  • Construction Services
  • O&M Services
  • Landscaping
  • Security
  • Catering

For more information, and to view our 3D fly-through showing what the new wind farm would look like, please visit our website at: You can also follow us on Twitter @scoutmoorwfe or email questions or comments to: