Kilgallioch Wind Farm, Scotland – Detailed Design & Construction Support
FT were employed by Farrans Construction to act as Civil/Structural and Geotechnical designers on the Kilgallioch Wind Farm Project. Kilgallioch Wind Farm is a development by Scottish Power Renewables (SPR), a unit of Iberdrola. The wind farm has an area of approximately 32km2 with 70km of internal tracks and 96 Gamesa turbines. The 239MW wind farm powers in the region of 130,000 homes making it the second largest onshore windfarm in the UK.
The project included the following key elements:
- 96 No. Gamesa (G90 & G114) turbine bases
- 70 km of access road
- Crane hardstandings for each of the turbine locations
- Site Supervision
- 1.2 million tonnes of site own rock and gravel from 6 on-site quarries
- Placement of 45,000m3 of reinforced concrete
- 400km of High Voltage cabling
FT’s services covered the detailed geotechnical design of the turbine foundations (providing a number of solutions for each turbine type to optimise construction work, cut and fill, and concrete and steel tonnages), met mast foundation design, drainage, crane hardstandings, bridge design, substation design and access roads.
FT were responsible for the detailed peat management strategy at the site as well as broader earthworks engineering for site-won fill materials.
FT had a continuous site presence for the entirety of the project, providing our client with construction support, as well as technical support.
Developed 96 Gamesa turbine bases
Constructed 70km of access road
Excavated 1.2 million tonnes of site owned rock and gravel