Meet the team – Mick Walls, Site Manager substation and grid connection

Mick Walls, ABB

ABB Site Manager, Mick Walls, is responsible for the day to day running of the Pen y Cymoedd substation and grid connection project. Mick has worked in the power transmission and distribution industry for more than 25years, and has built up extensive experience in the delivery of high voltage substation projects across the UK. Read more…

Meet the team – Eryl Roberts, Project Manager civils and electrical engineering work

Eryl Roberts JBBB

Eryl Roberts is the project manager for the civils and electrical engineering work onsite. The joint venture, a 50:50 partnership between Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and Balfour Beatty, will deliver the civil works for the wind farm, which includes the onsite welfare facilities, site tracks, turbine foundations and underground cabling for the wind farm. We caught up with Eryl to find out what work is scheduled to take place over the coming months.

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Construction – What’s happening when?

Turbines being installed at Vattenfall's Swinford Wind Farm

February 2014 – 2016: Civil and electrical works, including construction of the site welfare compound, site access tracks, turbine foundations, crane pads, underground cabling and substation

Late 2015: Turbine deliveries, civil works continue

Early 2016: Turbine installation expected to begin

Late 2016: The wind farm is commissioned

Early 2017: Project completion