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AJ Engineering and Construction Services has won a £2.5 million contract to help deliver the Stronelairg Wind Farm development in the Highlands.

The company will fabricate and install the structural steel and cladding for the wind farm’s substation. Fabrication of steel work is well underway and approximately a third has been erected on site, while the installation of the roof cladding is also underway.

The contract was secured through Global Infrastructure who have worked closely with Forres-based AJ Engineering on a number of other contracts.

Graham Alexander, AJ Engineering’s general manager said: “The contract has a value of £2.5M and our element of the works are due for completion this summer. To date this is the largest single project AJ Engineering have ever been awarded. The main contract has been let to a joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Siemens and they in turn have let the building works to Global Infrastructure. We have carried out a number of contracts to date with both BAM Nuttall and Global Infrastructure and it was due to these previous successful projects that we are asked to undertake Stronelairg. Only through working closely with all the parties involved in a project like this can you understand what is critical to their works and together you can deliver to meet the client’s needs.”

Mr Alexander continued: “The building has to be built over 2000 feet above sea level in a very exposed location so not only does this make construction more difficult, the weather plays a significant role in the movement of resources to the site. We take pride in providing our clients with engineered solutions and the logistics of meeting a tight schedule, in a difficult location, has meant we have had to think ‘outside the box’ on more than one occasion.”

The 66-turbine Stronelairg Wind Farm is expected to finish construction in 2018.

Source – Build Scotland

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