Benbrack wind farm has marked a significant construction milestone with the first pouring of concrete on turbine foundations.
Utilising its onsite concrete batching plant, Principal Contractor Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK’s team took just 8 hours to complete the 290m3 pour, using 6 concrete trucks.
The project in Dumfries & Galloway, owned by Red Rock Power, commenced construction last October. Jones Bros has continued to progress Balance of Plant works at pace since then, with 10km of completed access tracks reaching all 15 turbine locations, and control building construction underway.
Project Director, David Fielding, said: “We’ve made good progress since October and the first concrete pour signifies a key shift in momentum for the project. We’re on track to complete the construction of all 15 turbine foundations this year in preparation for component delivery in early 2024.
“Jones Bros’ onsite concrete batching plant and skilled team allowed for a smooth operation and will improve efficiencies across the remaining pours considerably. We have also been able to utilise aggregate materials gained on site from the approved borrow pit, further reducing the need for heavy plant vehicles travelling to and from the wind farm.”