06 March 2017

Dawnus have been awarded the enabling works package to facilitate the construction of a new wind farm at Mynydd y Gwair, for developer Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. 

The preparatory works include construction of the site entrance - (Section 278 works), formation of new 1.5km section of access tracks and widening of a 4km section of unclassified highway to enable turbine deliveries to the main Wind Farm site. The track and road construction will also include the installation of drainage features, and retaining structures where the existing topography requires. There are also electricity, and BT diversions, as well as the construction of protection structures for strategic gas and water mains. These enabling works commenced on the 6th February, and are expected to be completed by September 2017. 

Once operational, the 16 turbine Mynydd y Gwair wind farm, located approximately 15km north of Swansea, will have an installed capacity of 32.8MW. 

Tim James, Mynydd y Gwair Project Manager from innogy, said: 

“We are delighted to be starting the construction of Mynydd y Gwair wind farm and working with Dawnus Construction Holdings Limited. 

“This project represents a significant investment in South Wales and we look forward to continue working with local companies and communities.”  

Dawnus South Wales Regional Director Matthew Morgan said: 

"Dawnus is delighted to have secured the first contract for Mynydd y Gwair and is looking forward to working closely with innogy and other stakeholders to get the project off to a positive start."