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NatPow looks deep for 2020

Ground investigation complete at Druim Leathann wind farm

NatPow looks deep for 2020 image

Scottish company Natural Power has successfully completed the ground investigation at the Druim Leathann Wind Farm on behalf of Velocita unit 2020 Renewables.

The investigation is required before construction starts at the "remote and highly environmentally-sensitive site" which is close to Scottish Water drinking reservoirs. This made the eight-week investigation challenging, said Natural Power.

Large areas of the site are covered in peat hags and some deeper saturated peat. Low ground pressure hagglunds were effective in overcoming these challenges to enable access to all exploratory holes. 

Natural Power used its remote drilling team and high quality specialist equipment to take core samples of peat glacial soils and Lewisian Gneiss for investigation.

Natural Power geotechnical services head Toby Gilbert said: “We operate a well-invested geotech fleet which enables us to take on challenging projects whilst ensuring safety, quality and efficiency for all site investigation projects.”

2020 Renewables development consultant Colin Lees said: “Natural Power did a sterling job at Tolsta and managed the project very well. The site management and operatives had a first class attitude, and health and safety and environmental control was managed well.

The site is due to be generating electricity by 2020.

Image: Velocita has a number of projects in the UK (Velocita)

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