Work has started on the undergrounding of the ducting, which will containing the cables for connecting Gweedore Windfarm to the ESB electricity network. The landowners along the public road are aware of this work and Gweedore windfarm has consulted with them and apologises for any inconvenience temporary caused. The work has proven to be quite challenging; even though extensive surveys had been carried out and all utility providers consulted, the contractors still encountered unknown services. All the work is being overseen by engineers and regularly inspected by ESB for approval. It is expected all work on public roads will be completed before end of May.
Work on site roads is expected to start before end of April 2018; the construction site will be temporary fenced off during the construction period for Health and Safety reasons.
The supply of turbines to site is now expected during 1st quarter of 2019, with the site expected to be energised 2nd quarter 2019.