4500 mountain bikers hit the trails onsite this year

Mountain bikers at PyC

Since January 2015 the Pen y Cymoedd site has had over 4500 mountain bikers alone pass through it, not including walkers and other cyclists. The health and safety of the public and site workers is our contractors’ top priority and this is outlined in health and safety briefings which take place daily. In addition, the team have regular updates with the mountain bike community, given the speed in which they travel through the site. The wave hello, wave goodbye scheme has proven a successful one so far, in encouraging site workers and members of the public to look out for each other.

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Transformer deliveries – UPDATED INFORMATION

IMG_1542 Rhigos Tx delivery 26-04-15

The transformers are currently on their way to site. The transformers were ready to leave Immingham Docks today and it was decided that they should proceed, as the delay implications would be a lot less than if they were to undergo the whole journey tomorrow morning. They will be parked up in the local area this evening and overnight. They will then travel the remaining few miles up the A4061 tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning our site team will assess the route from a health and safety perspective before the transformers complete the remainder of their journey. The time they complete this journey will depend on the outcome of the assessment.

This information supercedes the information posted in our last blog. Read it here.

Apprentice wins National award

Michael Leach, Apprentice and Todd Westbrook, Editor of ReNews

Michael Leach, one of the apprentices taken on as part of the Pen y Cymoedd project has won Apprentice of the Year Award at the recent Renewable UK Gala Dinner.

Michael was part of a training scheme in which Vattenfall worked with local company Isofab to give four individuals, living locally to Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project, the chance to participate in a 3 year course, including practical training on two of Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms, where the apprentices have been fully integrated into their relevant teams.

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