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Scotland Piling Contractor at the Dunmaglass Windfarm

Aarsleff Ground Engineering were awarded the piling contract for one of the UK mainland’s highest onshore wind farms for contractors R J Mcleod Ltd. Because of its geographical position, Dunmaglass (based in Scotland) is ideally located to benefit from the strong winds in the area, but posed a challenge in terms of construction due to the potential for adverse weather conditions.

Specifically, Aarsleff installed 140 No. steel tube piles for 4 wind turbines which were situated approximately 25km south of Inverness, Scotland. Aarsleff utilised its Junttan PM20-HLC fitted with a 7T accelerated hammer to drive the piles.

The works commenced at the end of November 2014, however due to heavy snowfall the project was stalled for 3 weeks. Aarsleff returned in April 2015 to complete the works once the snow had thawed. Working on one of the UK mainland’s highest onshore wind farms proved to be challenging.

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