Construction is complete on Pogbie Wind Farm substation at Soutra Hill, and Scottish Power begins its works this week.
Green Cat Contracting (GCC) is working as the balance of plant contractor on the project, which is situated next to the existing Dunlaw Wind Farm, by the A68. In addition to the substation, GCC is working on all the civil works, including foundations, roads, crane pads and ducting.
There are 12 wind turbines in total and the site is to be built in two phases – each comprised of six turbines with 4.8MW capacity.
Green Cat Renewables is the Engineer and Project Manager on the project, and sister company Prelec is the electrical subcontractor, starting work on the customer electrical works in the substation.
The project’s client and developer is Mongoose Energy.
Green Cat is delighted at the progress on the project and Senior Engineer Farlane Whitty commented:
“Pogbie has a very short construction programme in order to meet the subsidy deadlines, and with the late winter snow causing serious delays, the team has done a brilliant job to meet its dates so far.
The substation handover to Scottish Power being met on time is a major milestone, and another is the first of the phase 1 turbines commencing delivery to site this week.”