Project Update: Moving Ever Upwards


While below ground concrete works continued during the summer months, September saw the buildings start to emerge above ground, with the concrete bunker walls appearing almost overnight. The first elements of the steel frame construction - the supports for the turbine hall – have now been erected, which signals the start of the main process plant installation, and construction of the administration block/visitor centre.
From September we have started to see increased deliveries of construction steel and process plant elements. Additional highways signage has been provided to direct traffic to site.
In late September, utility company Western Power Distribution also began work to install the electricity cable, to take power from the site to the national grid connection at the Ryeford substation to the south of nearby Stonehouse. This work has been carefully programmed between now and next March to minimise disruption.