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Sandy Knowe Windfarm

  • Project Type Windfarm
  • Client ERG
  • Company Involvement Design & Build, Principal Contractor
  • Form of Contract FIDIC Yellow Book
  • Dates October 2020 - April 2022
  • Location Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland


The Balance of Plant Works shall comprise all Works necessary for the efficient operation of the wind farm between the Grid Connection Point and the turbines. The Works shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Wind Farm Consent for a minimum operational life of 28 years from the date taking over of the entire Works. Works include:


Key Features

  • Design and construction of 24 no. foundations
  • Design and construction of 11.3km of new access roads
  • Design and installation of a new Bridge crossing
  • Design and construction of meteorological mast foundation and installation
  • Detailed design and construction of Welfare/Control Building to TSO requirements
  • Design, supply, installation and commissioning of 33kV cabling from turbines to welfare and control building.
  • Design, supply, installation and commissioning of SCADA/FO cabling between turbines and control building;
  • Design, supply, installation and testing of earthing system for turbines and welfare and control building;
  • Supply and installation of the 132kv switch gear
  • Undertake the role of Principal Contractor as defined under Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations 2015
  • Design and construction of an on-site footpath, joining the site from the east before looping through the buffer zones of turbines