Tony Gee completed the Civil, Structural and Geotechnical detailed design of Brechfa Wind Farm on behalf of Farrans. Innogy UK engaged with Farrans to construct a wind farm comprising of 28 wind turbines in the Brechfa Forest north of Carmarthen in South Wales.
Along with the turbines and their associated foundations this scheme included the following permanent supporting infrastructure; access road from the A485 to the site, wind farm site roads and a substation. Overhead power cables which connect the main substation to the local electricity distribution network (operated by Western Power Distribution).
Based on our extensive BIM capabilities, we were able to provide integrated 3D models throughout the detailed design phase. By combining our REVIT models, used for wind turbine generator base and buildings, and our Civils 3D models, in the Infraworks software package we produced accurate models of the final design.
As a firm, we are committed to collaborative working and we believe that the use of models such as these in design reviews is vital for clear communication between ourselves and the client. The replacement of extensive paper drawings with integrated 3D models is also one way in which we are continually striving towards a more sustainable project delivery.