2015: Mission possible!


Despite 2015 presenting major challenges for the team working on the largest onshore wind farm in England and Wales, the Pen y Cymoedd project is on track to export its first power to the grid at the end of next year.

WATCHING thousands of gallons of concrete flowing into the last of the 76 turbine foundations at Pen y Cymoedd this week was a welcome early Christmas present for the whole team involved in the huge project.

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Quality control – concrete

Concrete pouring onsite at PyC

Now that that concrete pouring has resumed onsite following the wet and cold weather, we thought we would give you an insight into how our construction team ensure the turbine foundations will be fit for purpose. Our site team take quality control extremely seriously. There are two concrete pours in each turbine foundation that can only happen once the correct preparations have taken place.

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An update from site

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Our civils contractor Jones Bros / Balfour Beatty have completed 24 of the wind farm’s 76 turbine bases since starting work on the project in February.

Eryl Roberts, Project Manager for the Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty joint venture (JBBB), said: “We’ve made good progress over the last few months, and it’s great to see the number of completed bases increase.

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