Camster Wind Farm takes off

Phase Two of the Camster Wind Farm project is currently underway.

Camster Wind Farm is a 25 turbine wind farm that is under construction in Caithness. The project has been funded by E.ON, whilst Morrison Construction Limited is the main contractor and Murform is completing the formworks, concrete and reinforcement works for the project.

Once operational, Camster Wind Farm will be capable of generating up to 50MW of electricity to provide power for up to 35,000 homes.

Work began on Phase Two in January 2012, following the completion of Phase One in late 2011. Phase One involved the removal of trees and vegetation from the site, along with a number of additional site preparation works.

Phase Two comprises the construction of a temporary compound, the installation of turbine foundations and the erection of a permanent met mast. The first turbine is set to arrive on site in September 2012 and a grid connection is scheduled for October 2012.

Also included in the phase is the construction of seven kilometres of roads and pathways to improve access to the site.

E.ON Construction Project Manager, Dean Guy, said:

“This is a major development for us. The Camster site is an excellent place for a wind farm and this next stage of construction marks a significant step towards completing the project, which we hope will be fully operational by mid 2013.”

E.ON is a leading power and gas supplier within the UK and is part of the E.ON Group, one of the largest investor owned power and gas companies in the world. Throughout the operational lifetime of Camster Wind Farm, E.ON will also invest £150,000 per year in community benefit funds to support local projects in Caithness.

Camster Wind Farm is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Murform Limited

Murform Limited is a family run company, specialising in formwork, rebar and concrete, with offices located in England, Scotland and Ireland.

We are delighted to be subcontractors for Morrison Construction, constructing 25 reinforced concrete turbine bases on the Camster Wind Farm.

Murform is currently working on various projects throughout the United Kingdom.  We have the experience and resources necessary to undertake formwork projects of any size or nature.  Our scope of work includes:

  • Bridge structures,
  • Water treatment plants,
  • Water towers and reservoirs,
  • Concrete frame buildings,
  • Wind Farm FRC works,
  • Pharmaceutical plants,
  • Coastal protection and marine works,
  • Basements and builders works.

Murform has been awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 certification and ensures health and safety is a priority on every project.  We operate under an ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system with all contracts audited in line with the standards’ requirements.  We are committed to improving our environmental impact and our environmental management system is certified under ISO 14001:2004.

Murform’s directors take an active role in the delivery of every project.  Our flexible, agile management structure, professional approach, and conscientious staff ensure a positive working relationship with all our clients, where we consistently meet their requirements.  At Murform, we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and become a value adding asset to their business.

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