A cement-lime stabilisation technique is eliminating the need for 800 vehicular journeys to and from the site of one of Jones Bros’ latest wind farm projects.
The technique, to prepare ground for tracks and crane pads, is being used at the Tullymurdoch wind farm in Perth & Kinross.
The £4.2m scheme comprises infrastructure works and operations centre for seven 2MW Senvion turbines.
Jones Bros has been contracted by Element Power to carry out infrastructure works for the turbines, as well as design and construct a small operations building and offices.
The contract also includes widening sections and adding new passing places to the 5 mile single-track access road.
As Tullymurdoch is an environmentally-sensitive site, Jones Bros workers also carried out certain environmental mitigation measures before the start of spring.
A total of 30 workers will be employed at the site at the peak of the civil engineering works, which will run until March 2018. The site will be completed and operational by July 2018.
The project is also providing opportunities for local workers and contractors.
Contract manager, Garod Evans, said: “We’ve already engaged a local fencing contractor and we will soon be looking for a local builder and site security firm.
“We are also planning to hire some local workers as site operatives.”
A total of 40,000 sq m of material will be laid in two layers to prepare 4km of new access tracks. The work will also involve five watercourse crossings.
Jones Bros has a reputation as one of the UK’s leading wind farm infrastructure contractors.
Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, the family firm also operates in various other sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and traditional energy projects around the UK.
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