Glenconway Wind Farm
Glenconway wind farm in Northern Ireland was developed by SSE Renewables and constructed by Gael Force Renewables Ltd, a joint venture between McLaughlin & Harvey, Barr and W&H Alexander. The 20 turbine, 46MW site near Limavady forms part of SSE’s Slieve Kirk Wind Park and is Northern Ireland’s first and largest grouped wind farm development. Phase 2 comprised a 12 turbine extension of 2.3MW Siemens wind turbines.
ByrneLooby was appointed by Gael Force Renewables Ltd as the civil designer for the Phase 2 development. The design required a flexible approach to allow for the presence of deep peat across the site and the need to allow for commercial harvesting of the peat upon completion of the works. We prepared the civils design package including 5.5km of internal access roads, much of which run through deep peat areas and the geotechnical and structural design of piled and gravity turbine bases.