Reinstatement work complete at Tirgwynt wind farm development14th Mar 2017

Reinstatement work at a 12-turbine wind farm near Carno, in Powys, has been completed with the development now in the final handover stages with client Awel Newydd Cyf.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering was the principal balance of plant contractor for the project. In addition to the construction of the turbine bases, the Ruthin-based family firm upgraded surrounding A, B and C roads as part of the £10m contract.

Jones Bros also built the substation on site and carried out associated electrical connections work.

Wind Prospect project managed the construction phase of the wind farm.

Jones Bros regional manager Hefin Lloyd-Davies said: “The project has progressed smoothly from start to finish.

“We had challenging weather conditions at times, and also had to adhere to strict deadlines because of seasonal on-site restrictions due to local bird breeding.

“The Jones Bros team have done a fantastic job, as have Wind Prospect, Powys County Council and the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency.

“Communication between all organisations has been brilliant and has played a key role in delivering the project safely and on time.”

The wind farm will produce 24.6MW of energy, enough electricity to power more than 13,000 homes.

It will save 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, helping to tackle climate change by making an important contribution to local and national carbon reduction targets. It also includes a community benefit fund of almost £50,000 a year, index-linked, for the life of the wind farm, for local projects bringing environmental and social benefits to the area.

Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown significantly 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.