Case Study - Medium Wind


Glenurquhart, Highland

Corrimony wind farm is a 5 turbine development at Glenurquhart, near Drumnadrochit and Glen Affric in Highland Region.

At 11,500kW the five Enercon E70’s with a 100m to tip height project was consented in 2010.

Green Cat Renewables (GCR) assisted the Client in 2012 to discharge planning conditions, award contracts and supervise the construction.

GCR acted as the Client’s Engineer, to manage the interface between the turbine erection, Balance of Plant contract and grid connection. The role of CDM Planning Supervisor was also included to ensure compliance with CDM Regulations 2015.

The site is located on elevated peaty moorland adjacent to Glen Affric and an RSPB Nature Reserve so required additional input to ensure that environmental constraints were met.

Green Cat Geotechnical department undertook a detailed site investigation.

This included peat survey and peat risk slide assessment and management of disturbed peat.

Tenders and three separate contracts for hard standings, turbine erection and grid connection were coordinated and managed.

Grid – this involved 7.5km of ICP grid connection to SSE Grid substation at Fasnakyle.

To achieve the March 2013 Ofgem ROC deadline it was necessary for GCR to actively co-ordinate actions of all the parties involved.

Key Data
  • 11,500kW project consented in 2010
  • 5 Enercon E70 wind turbines with 100m tip-height
  • 7.5km long 33kv ICP grid connection to SSE Grid substation at Fasnakyle
  • GCR undertook detailed site investigation
  • GCR managed tender scoping procedure, contract award, and construction
  • Successful management of construction of foundations, and 33kv customer EBop
  • Worked closely with client to ensure energisation to 2013 ROC deadlines