Crystal Rig II Windfarm Infrastructure


Crystal Rig II Windfarm Infrastructure, Nr Dunbar, Scotland

Client: Fred Olsen Renewables
Contract value:
Contract date:
May 2008 – July 2010
Energy & Renewables Energy & renewables

The 140MW windfarm project involved the design and construction of the civil and electrical infrastructure to allow the installation and commissioning of 60 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbine generator systems (WTGs).

A control building was also designed and constructed at Friardykes (see separate case study).

The £20m scheme required intensive preparation and consultation with planners, landowners and stakeholders in order to discharge the scheme’s planning conditions. This was successfully achieved on time, through pro-active management.

In addition to the turbine foundations, the scheme involved the construction of 28km of access track.

The majority of the balance-of-plant infrastructure was completed prior to the delivery of the turbines in August 2009. Construction and commissioning was completed in July 2010.