Work progressing well at Lambs Hill Wind Farm
Work is progressing well at Lambs Hill Wind Farm in Stillington, Stockton-on-Tees.
So far, 4km of access tracks along with associated land drainage and fencing have been constructed on site, the meteorological mast has been erected and three of the four turbine bases have now been cast.
The substation, which will power the site upon completion, has also been constructed and is currently being fitted out in preparation for the turbine deliveries, which are due in October.
Materials have been delivered to site via the approved route, whilst working with the community and local school to ensure there has been no disruption to residents or for parents during drop off and collection time.
Chetham Hill Construction is Principal Contractor on this Balance of Plant Contract for client Banks Renewables, which includes managing the engineering, design and construction of all associated civil, mechanical and electrical infrastructure. Both companies have been involved with and attended several Lambs Hill liaison committee meetings to enable regular communication between the companies and local groups and residents.
When complete, the wind farm will consist of four turbines measuring up to 125m in height, each with a capacity of up to 2MW, a total of up to 8MW installed capacity.
A committed approach to local procurement is being implemented on the project and CHC has involved local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible. Since the commencement of the project in March 2016, 67% of major materials and subcontractor costs have been spent within the local area.