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Windfarm in Westray

Windfarm in Westray

Geotechnical (Northern) Limited carried out an investigation to provide information on the ground conditions for the foundation design and construction of the works for the wind turbine at the site of Gallowhill in Westray, Orkney - On the instructions of the Engineer, Enercon and to their specification, acting on behalf of their Client, Westray Development Trust

At the location of the proposed turbine, two boreholes were sunk by rotary open hole and core drilling methods and five trial pits were excavated by mechanical means. Plate load tests were carried out once the foundations had been laid.

See the BBC news story and video of the turbine in action about the site at

A talk by Eric Dodd of Community Energy Scotland (CES) about the wind project owned by the community on Westray in the Orkney Isles. Their 900kW Enercon turbine has just been commissioned after many years of the project being developed by local volunteers. The presentation was part of the CES annual conference at Stirling University in August 2009.

Also see our other Projects information.