Collett completes Clocaenog wind farm delivery despite climate

NORTH WALES: July 29, 2019. After six months, heavy lift trucking company Collett & Sons has completed the delivery of components from Ellesmere Port to innogy SE’s Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm in North Wales for 27 onshore wind turbines.

Construction is now well underway of the 27 V105 Vestas turbines and once operational at the end of 2019 will have an installed capacity of 96MW – enough renewable energy for 63,800 average households a year.

Despite January snows, February storms and July heatwaves, Collett continued to deliver 270 components weighing a total 12,420 tonnes over 16,900 miles via 121 abnormal load and 15 self-escorted convoys.

innogy SE operates three offshore and one onshore wind farm in Wales with a further two onshore wind farms under construction. In addition to Clocaenog Forest, Mynydd y Gwair is a 32.8MW project of 16 onshore turbines located in South Wales.

More than half of innogy’s UK operating wind portfolio is in England, where the company is currently building the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore farm. Preparations have begun with the fabrication of the offshore foundations and array and export cables.

Installing the 90 turbines is expected at the beginning of next year prior to commissioning in 2021. Once fully operational, Triton Knoll will be capable of generating enough renewable energy for 800,000 UK households.

According to British government data, low-carbon power generated over 50 percent of UK electricity use for the first time in 2018.