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A catch up with Jones Bros

Jones Bros Ruthin are the principle balance of plant contractors working on Swinford Wind Farm. Their team have been working hard onsite since November 2011 to ensure that the access tracks, turbine foundations, crane pads and substation are all ready for the arrival of the turbines in June 2012. They will then supervise the turbine […]

Perfect weather for youth site visit

Following the success of the Chill Out Bus during November 2011, Swinford Wind Farm continues to work in conjunction with the Rural Youth Voice Project. On Saturday 24th March 2012, a group of young people visited the wind farm site to see the construction so far and, most importantly, to have their say on the […]

Concreting foundations – the process in pictures

The construction of the turbine foundations is one of the most important aspects of building a wind farm. Below is an illustration of the concreting process in pictures for you to see all the stages we follow: 1. Shuttering (yellow in the photo below) is placed at the base of the steel reinforcement and screed […]

Technical time

Constructing a wind farm to exacting standards requires a great deal of knowledge gathering throughout the process, incorporating various scientific and engineering disciplines. Over the coming months I intend to produce a number of detailed technical posts, for those of you with an interest in the more technical aspects. My first technical post relates to […]

Welcome back

Thursday, 05 January, 2012 Happy New Year and I hope you had a very merry Christmas. 2012 promises to be a very exciting year for all of us working on the Swinford Wind Energy Project. We returned to site on January 3rd, rested, refreshed with a lot of work to be getting on with. After […]

Images on Flickr

aadn Community Fund Launch. Guess the number of balloons.aadq Community Fund Launch. Wind mills and wind turbines.aadt Community Fund Launch. Diablo!aadp Community Fund Launch. Activities.aadu Community Fund Launch. Touching a turbineaadr Community Fund Launch. Pedal power!aado Community Fund Launch. Giant Jenga!aads Community Fund Launch. Activities.aaea Community Fund Launch. Tug o waraaeb Community Fund Launch. The view from South Kilworth Village Hallaadx Community Fund Launch. Piers Guy announcing turbine name winnersaadw Community Fund Launch. Ring around a turbine.aadv Community Fund Launch. Touching a turbineaadz Community Fund Launch. Eight Parishes CIC receiving their first year of fundingaady Community Fund Launch. Harvey Everton, overall winner of the turbine naming compaadd Construction almost completeaada Youth Focus Group look inside a bladeaacy Youth Focus Group girls enjoy a picnic onsiteaadc The wind farm taking shapeaacz Youth Focus Group learn about wind farm construction

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