February, already being the shortest month, did not hold much promise in terms of progress as high winds and snow persisted throughout, making life difficult for the installation teams, with a further one (1) turbine being installed. Despite this, commissioning works, and turbine reliability runs continued well, simultaneously testing the performance of the turbine while beginning to export electricity to the grid. Three (3) further turbines were commissioned, and six (6) completed their reliability run.
To summarise the status, Main Installation is complete on twenty-three (23) turbines; commissioning works have been completed on fourteen (14) turbines by the end of the month; and thirteen (13) turbines have completed their reliability run, the 8-day performance test and final stage before the turbine is considered operational.
The fallen crane reported last month was safely disassembled and removed from site. Ground material around the crane was collected and analysed and results indicated that there is no residual concern to the health of people or the environment. The incident was formally reported to LST. The site roads are once again clear, and installation works can continue unhindered.
March will be a continuation of turbine erection, internal works, commissioning, test runs, and we should see more turbine arrays enter the operational phase.