June Site Update30th Jun 2014

Eryl Roberts, project manager for the Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty joint venture, gives us an update on how the construction of the wind farm’s turbine bases is progressing.

“Work is progressing well on site. We’re very happy with how everything is going, and the recent hot weather has made a world of difference.

“There are about 60 members of the team on site at the moment, working across the various projects that we’re making progress on.

“We’ve opened work on 20 of the 76 turbine locations, where crane pads have been constructed and peat from the ground stripped away.

“18 of those sites have been excavated, ready for the turbine base construction to begin.

“Steel reinforcements are also in place at nine locations, and the batching plant is now up and running, with the main concrete pour completed on three of the bases.

“Within the next couple of weeks we should also have the first full base completed, which will be great to see.

“Elsewhere, we’re also starting work on a new access junction for the eastern region of the project. The work will take around three weeks, and will open up access to that side of the project for our plant machinery.

“Over the coming weeks, we’ll keep developing the different turbine locations, and work to lay electrical cables at each of the turbine bases is also due to begin in August.”