March 20 (Renewables Now) - UK civil engineering company Jones Bros said Monday it has secured a contract worth around GBP 20 million (USD 28.1m/EUR 22.7m) to build the infrastructure for Innogy SE’s (ETR:IGY) 96-MW Clocaenog Forest wind farm in Wales.
As part of the deal with Innogy Renewables UK, Jones Bros will construct 27 turbine bases, crane pads and an on-site control building with a 33-kv/132-kV substation. The contract also covers the construction of new access tracks and the upgrade of existing routes.
Jones Bros plans to begin construction at the end of this month. The company noted it intends to get construction materials from local suppliers and use as many local services as possible.
The Clocaenog Forest wind farm in North Wales will be powered by 27 V105-3.45 MW turbines made by Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). Once up and running, it will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of 63,800 homes.
The GBP-120-million project comes with a community investment fund of up to GBP 768,000 per year.
(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.404/EUR 1.137)