Lewis Wind Power (LWP) is in the process of transferring ownership of the 180MW Uisenis project to the Oppenheim family, owners of Eishken estate where the project is situated.

The firm says: "Although LWP will no longer own the project, we believe the Oppenheim family is in a strong position to realise the potential for a large scale wind farm at Uisenis.

"The change in ownership should not impact on the needs case for the new grid connection with the mainland.

"LWP and the Oppenheim family are firmly focused on working to secure approval from Ofgem for the new cable.

"LWP remains committed to delivering the 180MW Stornoway Wind Farm."3.

Lewis Wind Power is a 50:50 joint venture between EDF Renewables and Wood.

EDF Renewables owns and operates 34 wind farms and a battery storage unit across the UK and is part of EDF Energy, which produces 40% of Scotland’s electricity, employs more than 1,300 people and supplies power to Scotland’s local authorities, schools, public buildings andhospitals through a single contract awarded by the Scottish Government.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. Headquartered in Aberdeen, the company operates in more than 60 countries across oil and gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. It has 4,900 employees based in Scotland.