Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm

Wind energy from south Wales

Progress

The completion of the construction of the access tracks and foundations has signalled the start of the next phase for the construction team at Mynydd y Gwair.

The splitter islands at Penllegear roundabout have been removed and the route was successfully trialled on 21st August 2018.  Over the course of a month or so three vessels shipped all of the turbine components into Swansea port where they have been stored until their onward movement to site.

South Wales Police will escort up to two convoys per day, the morning convoy will be made up of up to three over-size components and the afternoon delivery will contain up to two.  It is anticipated that the first convoy will depart Swansea Port each morning at approximately 0930hrs with the second convoy departing Swansea port between 1200hrs - 1330hrs. The delivery of components will be subject to the availability of South Wales Police escorts and prevailing traffic conditions.

The abnormal load deliveries commenced on 23rd September 2018.   Since then we have delivered for 39 components successfully with more arriving each day.

Delivery of a tower section

The main crane has arrived at site, set up and the erection of wind turbines has commenced.

Turbine 103

The substation has progressed too, most of the external equipment has been installed within the palisade fence.  Work continues to install the internal equipment and the associated cabling.  Western Power Distribution are also undertaking their works to complete the grid connection ahead of energisaqtion.

Substation Progressing

 

UPDATE TO YOUR MOBILE

We have set up a text messaging service to keep you informed of what we are doing. This provides a fast and efficient way of keeping you updated with key construction activities, deliveries and information on our community benefit fund. If you would like to be contacted in this way please rgegister your mobile telephone number by texting your name and the acronym: MyGWF to 88882 or email us with your details.

Community Liaison Group

As part of the development, innogy established a Community Liaison Group which has met regularly since November 2016 and will continue to meet regularly throughout the construction period, until the turbines are operational, probably towards the end of 2018.  

The Community Liaison Group is an information exchange, giving innogy the opportunity to update members on progress, share construction plans, and providing other representatives with a forum in which to raise questions.  

The four community councils most affected by the development have nominated representatives, as have the West Glamorgan Commoners Association, South Wales Police, Dawnus, and the planning and highways departments of Swansea City Council.

The representatives nominated by each community council, and the representative of the West Glamorgan Commoners’ Association, are:

 

If you want any further information on the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm, or have any queries or concerns, or simply want to make a comment, please contact us via:

  • Telephone: 0800 0727604
  • E-mail: mynyddygwair@innogy.com
  • Twitter: @innogy_uk 
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