What Support Services are offered by WEP?

Stage 1 - Feasibility Study

  • Prepared by Danu Wind Energy Solutions Specialist Consultant
  • Site Description
  • Wind Climate
  • Site Specific Energy Consumption
  • Turbine Placement
  • Prelim Planning Considerations
  • Grid Considerations
  • Economic Modelling

Subject to client approval proceed to Stage 2

Stage 2 - Planning Stage

  • Detailed ground investigation of potential turbine site by professional ground Investigation Company including trial pits, dynamic probe testing, bearing pressure testing and lab analysis of soil. To be attended also by consulting engineer as required. (note proposed turbine location may need to be relocated as a result of this investigation.) JCB, Excavator for trial pits to be provided by client.

Depending on location allow

  • Topographical site survey (if requested by local authority)
  • Obtain relevant OS mapping.
  • Prepare planning application form, site notices, paper notices
  • Prepare site layout drawings indicating turbine location and temporary access road if required
  • Collate appropriate manufacturers drawings and include prelim foundation sizing based on ground test results.
  • Liaise with Danu Wind Energy Solutions and incorporate shadow/flicker analysis etc that may be required.
  • Lodge planning documentation and monitor and track progress.

Stage 3 - Construction Stage

  • Foundation design input minimal in good ground conditions. Standard manufacturers design applicable
  • Should poor ground conditions be encountered at ground investigation stage detailed foundation design including piling may be required. This will be ascertained at stage 3 above.
  • Three site inspections required by consulting engineer.
    1. Formation inspection after excavation.
    2. Rebar inspection prior to concrete pour of base
    3. Final inspection on erection of turbine.
  • Final engineers report on construction phase

The erection of the turbine and commissioning will be carried out by trained specialists from Wind Technik Nord

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