In May 2023, AWRenewables celebrated the foundation pour for its new turbine at Checkley Wood near Leighton Buzzard.
Being the first onshore wind turbine in the UK to directly supply an ultra-rapid EV charging station, the foundation is designed to support a structure over 150m tall. Earthing cables are buried deep into the ground, designed to diffuse the enormous electricity surge that would result from a lightning strike. The foundation pour was a major logistical exercise in its own right, involving over seventy loads of concrete, all of which had to be poured before the curing process could start. It meant an early start and a late finish!
The foundation was designed with a tolerance of only 0.5mm – approximately half the thickness of a credit card!
This is another major step forward as the Group grows its renewable energy portfolio. There are more exciting projects in the pipeline which will be announced in due course.
AWGroup is grateful to its teams of specialists who make projects like this a reality.