We catch up with Eryl Roberts, Project Manager for Jones Bros / Balfour Beatty for the latest news from site.
“Works are currently progressing on schedule with a lot of activity still ongoing. Thanks to some fantastic summer weather, the site team have now completed the main concrete pours at 26 turbine foundations. 14 of these have had the smaller upstand pour completed and are now ready to have the turbines bolted into place in early 2016. In addition to this we have opened works on a further 10 turbine locations and implemented 12 kms of brand new access track.
Some of the digging is proving difficult in places due to the hard rock that has been uncovered in a number of locations. Our machinery is built to cut through the majority of the rock but we are currently using blended explosives at two turbine locations and one of the onsite borrow pits so that our excavators can continue to extract the rock.
To access our next working area we will be adding another site entrance directly across from the current one. Here you can expect to see traffic lights in place on the A4061 Rhigos Road for the next three weeks.
I will be on touch next month with further news from site and no doubt it will be a little colder up here on the Rhigos Mountain.”