Vattenfall awards Welsh wind work

Swedish utility Vattenfall has handed out more than £100m ($161.6m) of onshore wind-related work to contractors in Wales.

A 50/50 joint venture between engineering group Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty has bagged the civil and electrical work for Vattenfall’s 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd project.

Balfour Beatty also has a role delivering the grid infrastructure work for the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd, this time in association with ABB.

Pen Y Cymoedd, located in the coastal mountain range between Port Talbot and the borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, is scheduled to produce first power in late 2016 using Siemens wind turbines.

Separately, Welsh supplier Mabey Bridge will deliver 18 turbine towers for Vattenfall’s Clashindarroch Wind Farm in northeast Scotland.