Overseas Category Winner – Kilgallioch Windfarm, Scotland

12/05/2017

 

ACEI Awards Dinner Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Copyright© Fennell Photography 2017

ACEI Awards Dinner Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright© Fennell Photography 2017

Fehily Timoney  & Company are delighted to announce that on the 31st of March, we were announced as the winners of the overseas category at the ACEI Design Excellence Awards, for our contribution to the Kilgallioch Windfarm in Scotland. The award ceremony was held  in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and the competition was fierce as we were up against some very reputable international firms. Our team worked very hard over a number of years to complete this project in conjunction with Farrans. This award is recognition for all the long hours that our team invested in this project and we would like to congratulate all involved.

Fehily Timoney & Company  completed the detailed design of Kilgallioch Wind Farm in South Ayrshire, Scotland, a project with a capital cost of £300 million. The two-year project involves the design and construction of 65km of access road to serve turbine delivery vehicles and maintenance access, large quantities of steel reinforcement and concrete for the construction of 96 turbine bases. The impressive job also includes 400km of HV cabling, construction of an 800m2 control building and 410 hectares of tree clearance. The site covers an area of approximately 33km2.Following a tender competition for which FT optimised the preliminary design, a Design and Build contract (£42 million) was awarded to Farrans Construction in June 2015 with FT acting as detailed designer for the project.

FTs brief comprised:

  •  The design of 96 turbines bases requiring 45,000m3 of reinforced concrete;
  •  Alignment design of 65km of internal road in challenging ground conditions;
  •  Design of crane hard standings and blade laydown areas for each turbine;
  •  Sustainable drainage design for access roads, bases and hard standings;
  •  Design of environmental mitigation;
  •  Design of culverts and bridges structures; and
  •  Design for the extraction of 1.2 million tonnes of rock from six on-site quarries.

 

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