Introducing Martin Kelly, the construction project director and new nominated representative for the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm.
With Bethan Edwards now on maternity leave, I am taking over as the nominated representative for Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm. If you have any queries at all, please do get in touch and I will continue to post updates about construction here as things progress.
Since the last update, things on site have progressed well. The turbine foundations are almost all in place, the substation building works is nearly complete and being fitted out. We have commenced the inter Turbine cable works and the turbine component deliveries are progressing well. Typically, there are two abnormal load deliveries a day, Monday to Fridays, with a single run Saturdays, each run carrying two components. The abnormal load deliveries are avoiding rush hour traffic where possible, aiming to leave Swansea Port after 9am and around 12.00pm.
A police escort will accompany each abnormal load delivery and is working with local services to allow emergency vehicles to pass and those travelling to the local hospital
Precise departure and delivery times is dependent upon traffic and police advice. Journey times are currently taking approximately two hours to travel from Port to site. Deliveries travel from Swansea Port along Fabian Way before joining the M4. They then join the A48 at Pont Abraham before travelling onto the A40 at Carmarthen and finally the A485 to the site entrance located north of Alltwalis.
Deliveries are typically travelling along the A485 from Carmarthen to Alltwalis roughly between 10.10am and 11.40am and between 13.10 and 14.40pm but timings are dependent on traffic.
Dyfed Powys Police have a dedicated Twitter account which will be providing live updates on convoy progress follow @DPPAbnormalLoad
Text alerts are also being sent out directly to people’s mobiles to keep them up to date of any changes to the above schedule. There has been a good uptake to this free service. If you have signed up and have any feedback please let us know by emailing us directly or would like to register, please send your mobile number requesting text alerts for Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Deliveries will continue till the end of October but the next key milestone will be the start of Turbine erection on site.