Ainscough Wind Energy Services has completed the assembly of 11 x MM82 turbines for Senvion at the newly-built Freasdail Wind Farm in Scotland.
Senvion Wind Energy Solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and have installed more than 6,600 wind turbines over the last 25 years.
Operated by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES), Freasdail Wind Farm, located on the Kintyre Peninsula, boasts turbines with the joint capacity to produce approximately 22.55 megawatts. Each turbine installed at the wind farm has a tower height of 59 metres and a rotor diameter of 82 metres.
Using two all-terrain mobile cranes, a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 and a 100 tonne Liebherr LTM 1095-5.1 to complete the installion of 11 turbines, along with mechanical and electrical completion works.
The job was completed on schedule with the team erecting the last turbine in the first week of January. Stephen Davis, Ainscough Wind Energy Services project manager, said: “This project was particularly challenging due to the location and the weather conditions on site at this time of the year. We were led by the site manager, Pedro Pinto, and worked efficiently and proactively to complete the build in a little under two months and ahead of programme.”
“This is the second construction project Ainscough Wind Energy Services has undertaken with RES in the last year, alongside the operations and maintenance function that we provide for them, our working relationship continues to go from strength-to-strength.”
Stephanie Oxley, corporate communications manager at Senvion, said: “Due to the adverse weather conditions, the Ainscough Wind Energy Services team had to work smartly and efficiently in order to complete the turbine assemblies within the desired timescale. Their commitment demonstrates their professional approach and the reason they are one of our key suppliers in the UK market.
“The work carried out at Freasdail Wind Farm further strengthens Senvion’s relationship with Ainscough and we look forward to further developing this partnership.”