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Jones Bros wins £1.9M wind farm contract

Civil engineering firm Jones Bros has won a £1.9M contract to build the infrastructure for a 18MW wind farm in Scotland.

The family-owned company, headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales, is carrying out access, electrical and cabling work at Millour Hill Community Wind Farm in North Ayrshire.

The 18-megawatt (MW) facility is the first UK wind farm to benefit from new turbine technology developed by industry giant Siemens Renewables.

Siemens is due to deliver six direct drive technology wind turbines to the Millour Hill site later this year. The turbines will be of a similar size to those already constructed at the nearby Dalry Community Wind farm, with a maximum tip height of 125m.

The revolutionary turbines feature only half the parts required for a conventional geared wind turbine and a significantly smaller number of moving parts, allowing for increased output and improved maintainability.

Construction will begin in the next week and is due for completion earlier 2012.

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