SemLogistics Milford Haven is the largest petroleum products storage facility in the United Kingdom. Knights Brown was awarded the balance of plant contract to develop Wear Point Wind Farm at this facility.
The project has a total net investment value of £14.3 million and is a best practice example of green energy projects being developed using Welsh businesses, whilst promoting and developing the local economy. Wear Point Wind Farm generates enough green electricity each year to meet the annual demand of just over 4,500 homes.
The scope of works included the design and construction of gravity reinforced concrete foundations, tracks, crane pads, 33kV electrical connections with a traditional brick and block substation on a reinforced concrete slab, inter turbine array cabling and a single span road bridge.
The construction area was situated immediately adjacent to Dragon LNG’s import, storage and regasification terminal. To facilitate the delivery and construction of one of the turbines we designed a delivery route that spanned live petro-chemical pipes transporting aviation fuel.
The construction of this whole project sourced products and services totalling £4.5m from the Welsh economy. This, coupled with its site-specific complexities, led to it being shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Green Energy Project’ at the Renewable UK, Wales Green Energy Awards.
In our role as principal contractor we managed the on-site interfaces between SemLogistics, REpower, Western Power Distribution and the Welsh Government.