E.ON says it is preparing to begin construction on the second phase of its Camster offshore wind farm in Caithness, Scotland.
The wind farm will be located between Lybster and Watten, and will feature 25 turbines capable of generating up to a combined 50 MW.
In late 2010, work began on the construction of access roads and the upgrade of three bridges to enable them to carry the weight of construction vehicles. The second phase of the project will include building a temporary construction compound, wind turbine foundations, a permanent met mast and more site access tracks.
‘We're working very hard to use local companies, as much as possible, throughout the construction of this wind farm and have appointed Highlands-based contractors and plant and machinery suppliers," notes Dean Guy, construction project manager at E.ON.
The company hopes to have the wind farm fully operational by mid-2013.