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36 km of access track completed at Carraig Gheal Wind Farm36 km of access track completed at Carraig Gheal Wind Farm

Despite works not commencing on this project until Autumn 2011, C A Blackwell have successfully completed 36 km of access track construction along with a significant section of the Wind Farm site.

This has permitted wind turbine deliveries to commence at our Carraig Gheal wind farm site earlier this month.
The first of 20 wind turbines were delivered successfully recently (photograph) from the Wind Towers factory at Machrihanish to the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm site NW of Loch Awe. The 20 turbine 46 MW wind farm developed by GreenPower has been under construction since last year and is scheduled to be finished in early 2013.

The first load comprising blades, a nacelle and the first tower section from Wind Towers Ltd made the journey overnight to avoid traffic disruption on the A83 and A816 before completing its journey on the new West Loch Awe Timber Haul Route to the site at Fernoch Farm.

John Morgan, Director of GreenPower said, “I’m delighted that after many years working on the wind farm design, taking it through planning and preparing the site, we now have the first turbines ready to go up. Transporting the turbines to the site has taken a big logistical effort, with the construction of 28 km of new forest road to reach the wind farm. It was a great moment when the first batch of Siemens and Wind Towers components arrived at the start of the timber haul route at dawn following their overnight journey from Machrihanish. As a Scottish company we are particularly pleased to see the towers manufactured here in Argyll supporting local jobs and investment in the process.”

The deliveries will continue for 8-10 weeks running Sun-Thu with two convoys running per night, starting at around midnight with approximately 2 hours in-between each delivery.


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A UNIC mini crane was hired from lifting specialists GGR Group recently to take on a more unusual lifting challengeSetting new fashion in mini cranes at Selfridges

A UNIC mini crane was hired from lifting specialists GGR Group recently to take on a more unusual lifting challenge at one of London’s most famous and popular shopping destinations.

The spider crane assisted in erecting a giant statue of iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at Selfridges department store on Oxford Street.

The fibreglass creation was installed above Selfridges’ main entrance to launch their new windows scheme and concept store which showcase the highly anticipated collaboration between fashion brand Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama.

The mini crane lifted the 500 kg sculpture with precision to a height of 10.5 metres. The 2.9 tonne capacity mini crane worked efficiently overnight to lift the bubble-wrapped 6 metre tall model which features Kusama’s signature polka dot design.

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