Construction activities have been underway for six months and great progress has been made across the site. This includes the completion of:
- 29 turbine foundation bases
- 30 kilometres of new windfarm tracks
- the foundations for the onshore substation
This month also marks the important milestone of the wind turbines arriving on site. Full details of the deliveries being made for the Kilgallioch Windfarm turbines can be found here.
Works to establish the site are complete and Northstone is now commencing with the construction of new windfarm access roads in the north of the site.
In preparation for new access roads in the southern half of the site, forestry felling works are progressing along road lines and turbine plots within Purgatory Forest.
The excavation and construction of the first turbine bases are anticipated to begin this month with concrete works to be supported via the establishment of an onsite batching plant.
Grid platform works have now been completed to support the on-site commencement of the substation build by ScottishPower Energy Networks whose contracting partners, McNicholas and Elimco, are scheduled to commence in early September 2015.
Turbine deliveries are scheduled to commence in February 2016 with first export scheduled for October 2016 following grid energisation.
The latest Kilgallioch Windfarm newsletter can be downloaded here.
Northstone Ltd has been appointed as the main construction contractor.
Initial works have concentrated on establishing the site construction compound to effectively support and manage the execution of the project. Work on the onsite substation platform is also underway.
Turbine access roads and turbine foundation works will begin in early August 2015. With timber felling works within the south of the site due to commence in late August 2015.
The civil built programme is anticipated to run for 12 months with wind turbine deliveries, erection and commissioning works combining to provide for an overall build programme of 26 months