Jones Bros constructs remote Cumbrian wind farm in extreme weather conditions6th Feb 2014

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is about to successfully complete a wind farm project on schedule despite contending with challenging weather conditions.

The company has developed the infrastructure for a three-turbine wind farm at Westnewton in Cumbria, on behalf of client Broadview Energy.

The wind farm, located on working farmland between the villages of Aspatria and Westnewton, will generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of more than 5,000 households in the area.

Elgan Ellis, Jones Bros contracts manager, who also oversaw the construction of a sub station, said: “The project has gone well despite atrocious weather conditions and a great deal of rain. It has also provided an economic boost to the area as we used a local building firm to assist us.”
The North Wales-based company has developed considerable expertise in constructing wind farms in remote areas in challenging weather conditions. Most notably Jones Bros completed on schedule one of the UK’s largest wind farms at Crystal Rig in Scotland four years ago, despite one of the worst winters the UK had seen for 60 years.

Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown rapidly in the last decade.  It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.