It was a pleasure for Nevis to attend the recent open day held at the Corriemoillie Wind Farm in the Highlands of Scotland after being the environmental cog in the engine that drove this project to completion. Having been involved in the site since early stages, it was a delight to see such progression and the wind farm now fully operational.
Nevis began its involvement by helping the client through the discharge of planning conditions and liaising with the statutory consultees regarding the micro siting of tracks. Throughout the project, we offered a comprehensive environmental management service to the client and were able to support the construction team and ensure the client remained compliant: contributing Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW), water quality monitoring, ornithological surveys, habitat management and many more specialisms to site. Our team is local to the area and their strong experience in estate liaison and established relationships with statutory consultees, in addition to their experience of the terrain, access issues, habitats and ecosystems was vital to the success of a project like Corriemoillie.
The nature of pre-construction and construction of a large renewable energy project means that flexible, on demand and proactive advice and assistance is often required. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in working on large scale renewable energy projects, working and communicating effectively within teams of engineers and asset managers and the delivery of a quality service to our clients: Corriemoillie Wind Farm was a great example of this in action.
Corriemoillie is set to generate enough low carbon electricity to power 28,000 homes, created from only 17 turbines. The opening day was not only about thanking all of those who helped deliver the project, but also about launch of EDF Energy Renewable’s Educational and Training Fund. Our Managing Director, Kathryn Fraser, was delighted to be able to participate in the steering group contributing to the fund framework. Now launched, the fund, which totals £48,450 per year (index-linked), will support local people with education and training or apprenticeship opportunities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local area.
Find out more about the Education and Training trust here.