A turbine foundation ready for concrete at SSE’s Calliacher Wind Farm Construction is expected to start in 2018 and take about 3 years. Some associated road works and site preparation may be carried out from 2017.
All major construction projects are closely regulated, but several special measures will be put in place to minimise short-term and long-term disruption from the Viking project.
A detailed construction timetable and a Construction Method Statement (CMS), incorporating best practice from the Scottish/UK wind industry, will be agreed with Shetland Islands Council planners.
Work that may be noisy will be restricted to 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and 7am-4pm on Saturdays, with no noisy work on Sundays.
A rotor at Calliacher is made ready for lifting in place The work programme will be made public and Viking will hold regular meetings of a liaison committee comprising contractors, planners, SEPA, community councils, the Shetland Windfarm Environmental Advisory Group (SWEAG) and local residents to assess progress and deal with issues that arise.
A separate Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) will be agreed and an Ecological Clerk of Works will be appointed by the partnership to monitor the environmental mitigation measures that will be carried out.