22 turbine foundations now complete!

Two separate concrete pours are required to construct the base. More than 50,000m³ will be used across the turbine bases, with an average of 600m³ per base.

Work onsite is progressing on schedule with the first 22 turbine foundations now complete.

Eryl Roberts, Project Manager for the Jones Bros / Balfour Beatty Joint Venture said, “We are pleased to have completed 22 of the 76 turbine foundations onsite. Each turbine foundation takes 6 men around 12 hours to pour and contains 640 cubic metres of concrete. The concrete is batched in our onsite batching plant (see picture). We carry out tests on each concrete foundation to ensure it meets the required standards to withstand the turbines that will be bolted onto the foundations in early 2016. The 76 turbine foundations will contain 50,000 cubic metres of concrete and 6000 tonnes of steel reinforcement in total.”