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Wigtown Windfarm, Jamaica Preliminary Geotechnical Investigations


Renewables Energy Systems Ltd



Contract Period

2 Months

Prior to the construction of Wigton Windfarm, Whiteford Geoservices undertook preliminary ground investigation works to determine geotechnical data ahead of engineering design works.
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The preliminary investigation comprised the following main elements:

  • Excavation of trial holes at the proposed location of each wind turbine generator, substation, compound and along the proposed access track network.
  • Geological assessment to assess rock quality for on-site quarrying operations.
  • Electrical Grounding surveys carried out at each turbine and at the proposed sub station location.
  • In-situ thermal resistivity testing of soils
  • In-situ monitoring of sub-surface ground temperature variation
  • Laboratory testing
  • Factual and interpretative reporting