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Contractor Ritchies completes Dunmaglass investigation

Contractor Bam Ritchies has completed the ground investigation for the new Dunmaglass Wind Farm near Inverness, despite challenging access and summer snow storms.

Ritchies undertook the £250,000 contract involving 44 rotary boreholes, 93 trial pits, 161 dynamic probes and 342 peat probes for energy firm RES UK & Ireland which plans to install 33 turbines at the site.

Two Morookas and three Hagglund BV206 all-terrain vehicles were used to access the site, but the company said that it still took 30 minute to reach the site, which is 750m above sea level, from the road. The high altitude meant that the site team also had to contend with snow storms despite the work being carried out over the summer.

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