BAM Ritchies

Case Study: Beinn An Tuirc GI

Client: Scottish Power Renewables Ltd

Consultant: URS Corporation Ltd

Location: Mull of Kintyre, Scotland

Date: 2008

BAM Ritchies carried out a large wind farm ground investigation for Scottish Power Renewables Limited at Beinn An Tuirc on the Mull of Kintyre.

Access was very difficult since the site was remote (located several miles from the nearest main road) and comprised undulating, forested areas with felled trees, stumps and soft, wet, peaty surface conditions.

To cope with these conditions, BAM Ritchies mounted the drilling rig and compressor upon two Morooka MST1500 low group pressure (lgp) carrier units. A further two smaller Morooka MST600 units were employed to carry water tanks, pumps and drilling consumables.