Case Study - Medium Wind

Burton Wold South

Burton Latimer, Nottinghamshire

Burton Wold South is a three turbine development just south of an existing operational wind farm at Burton Latimer and a second wind farm Burton Wold North.

Infinergy developed the site and secured planning consent in 2014.

The site is being developed by BWWFS Ltd, which is a partnership 2015 between Infinergy, WWS and Muirhall Energy . The Developer appointed GCR as Client Engineer, which entailed the roles of FIDIC Project Manager and CDM Principal Designer.

The site is on arable farmland and is accessed via an upgraded farm track from the A6 adjacent to Burton Latimer.

A Design and Build Contract was awarded to AE Yates for the Balance of Plant works. Close co-ordination was required to manage this interface with the DNO, Western Power Distribution and turbine installation contractor, General Electric.

GCR managed the route access interface through Roxhill Development Construction site involving adjacent realignment of A6/A14 junction, and installation of three new roundabouts.

Close liaison with Western Power Distribution (DNO) was key to the successful delivery of this project within the Ofgem ROCS deadline of March 2017.

Key Data
  • 8.25MW project consented in 2015
  • 3 x GE 2.85MW wind turbines with 120m dia rotor and 135m tip-height
  • Consent given in early 2015, and work undertaken in 2016/7
  • New site substation connects to existing DNO 33kv network
  • GCR undertook detailed site investigation
  • GCR managed the turbine and BoP works during design and construction
  • Successful delivery of Project to meet Ofgem ROC Obligation dates
  • Worked closely with Western Power Distribution, Greensolver and Infinergy to ensure energisation within tight timescales