Contractor Galliford Try has this week completed the first of twelve wind turbine foundations on an onshore wind farm in the West Pennines Moors near Blackburn.
Galliford Try has constructed a 20m by 20m gravity base foundation at the Hyndburn wind farm ready for the installation of a 2.5MW wind turbine in the summer.
Hyndburn wind farm foundations consist of a mix gravity base and pile foundations on peat or glacial till ground conditions. On each foundation will sit a 2.5MW wind turbine capacity capable of generating up to 72.2M kWh of electricity per year.
Construction of the foundations and associated access works is due for completion in May, with the towers and turbines being installed by client RE Power over the summer.
RE Power intends to generate power in the £25M wind farm from September.