Case Study - Medium Wind

Heysham Port

Heysham, Lancashire

The Heysham Port Wind development comprises a single EWT 500kW direct-drive wind turbine, positioned on the north quay of the harbour at Heysham. The developer appointed Green Cat Renewables (GCR) as their client’s engineer, which entailed the roles of NEC3 Project Manager and CDM Principal Designer.

The site is on land at the active port which is operated by Peel Ports and serves commercial goods transport and passenger ferries to Ireland and the Isle of Man. GCR liaised closely with Peel Ports, ensuring work was carried out without disruption to the port.

The development at Heysham is located on the historic Northern Wharf; which is man-made ground built at the end of the 19th Century. GCR undertook contamination surveys to ensure planning condition discharge. Furthermore, we undertook detailed site investigation, prepared tenders, and managed out the separate foundation and piling design-and-build contracts.

By working closely with the contractors and designers, GCR were able to ensure an appropriate design for the wind turbine foundation, at best possible price.

Heysham Port Wind Turbine was one of a large portfolio of 500kW FiT wind projects for a single developer, all successfully delivered by GCR.


Key Data
  • 500kW project consented in 2015
  • 1 EWT DW54 wind turbine, 77m tip-height
  • Consent given in early 2015, and work undertaken in 2016
  • Site connects to existing DNO substation located at the Port
  • GCR discharged planning conditions and undertook detailed site investigation
  • GCR managed all work during tender, design and construction
  • Successful design and construction of CFA Piles and foundation to tight programme and budget
  • Worked closely with Peel to ensure no disruption to port