Latest progress report on the Drumduff project

  • Posted: 23 Mar 2017

Welcome to our new feature where we bring you regular updates on Thrive’s latest project at Drumduff in Scotland as developments happen.

“Hi! My name is Emmet Mc Laughlin. I work for GreenPower as a project manager and I’m currently lucky to be project managing our exciting new wind development Drumduff - a three turbine wind farm, with our joint venture partners Thrive Renewables. 

I'll keep you all up to date with progress of the works onsite as we get ready for turbine delivery in May 2017." 

Date of update:

23-03-2017 

Weather:

Windy, good visibility, occasional showers, 3C 

Update:

 

Turbine 1 – the piling rig is now onsite and the 16m long piles, which will form part of the foundations are ready for installation.

Turbine 3 – inspection of the reinforcement steel cage prior to the concrete pour.

The Control Building - the internal and external block works are well underway.

For more information and images visit the Drumduff project page.

 

Date of update:

16-03-2017

Weather:

Windy, good visibility, dry, 9C

Update:

 

We welcomed the Banks Engineer to site this week from sunny Brighton. Gustaf Schuler attended from OST Energy who were onsite to monitor the progress of the works and report back to the Bank. They will visit periodically as the works progress through to completion.

Turbine 3 - the soil replacement works have been completed and tested and the blinding concrete is now in place. The bolt basket template has also been installed and levelled. We aim to have the Turbine 3 foundation ready for pouring by the end of next week.

Substation Building - on the right hand side of the substation building the shutters are in place for the pouring of the foundation walls. This is the Scottish Power side of the building.

Track at Turbine 2 - the track construction is going well and we hope to have it constructed up to Turbine 1 by St Patrick’s Day! (Friday 17th March)

 

Date of update:

08-03-2017

Weather:

Changeable through the week, Wednesday windy and wet! A good day for wind & hydro schemes across Scotland

Update:

 

The works this week were focused on the offsite road widenings required to deliver the turbine components, the onsite substation & the foundation excavation for turbine number three. See the gallery for images. 

The family, who originally initiated and developed the project, also visited the site. Myself and colleague, Colin Ortlepp Head of Planning at GreenPower escorted the family across the site and gave them a full update on how things were progressing.

 

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Turbine 3 inspection prior to concrete pour
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16m long piles arrive at turbine 1
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Turbine 3 foundations
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Track at Turbine 2 under construction
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These tracks will be capped with stone and shaped off in the coming weeks
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Foundations being dug for Turbine 3