Balfour Beatty has completed infrastructure works which serve as the base for 34 wind turbines for SSE Renewables on the largest on-shore wind farm project in England.
The £30 million contract in Keadby, North Lincolnshire, will bring power to approximately 57,000 homes and includes the construction of a £5 million access bridge and the installation of 23 kilometers of access tracks.
Balfour Beatty used its in-house specialist teams to carry out all piling works and the switchgear manufacture associated with the substation electrical installation.
David Sutton, SSE Renewables Lead Project Manager, said: “The project team have worked hard over the past few months to ensure that the construction process has been carried out on time and with minimum disruption to local residents. We appreciate the co-operation the local community has offered us during the construction process and will continue to work hard to maintain communications.”
Stephen Semple, Balfour Beatty North Central Delivery Unit Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have reached this major milestone on our project at Keadby wind farm. We have significant experience in delivering complex power schemes with our customer SSE Renewables and we look forward to the successful completion of this unique project for them.”
The pre-construction works commenced in February 2012 with the overall scheme scheduled for completion during the summer of 2014. Balfour Beatty will remain on site completing site landscaping and restoration works whilst SSE Renewables undertakes final testing and commissioning of the wind turbines.
Balfour Beatty has significant experience in delivering large, complex power projects and is currently carrying out its £39 million Beauly to Denny power transmission lines project for SSE, as well as several substation projects.