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Dulas has completed the installation of a meteorological (met) mast in Western Scotland. The 100 metres guyed lattice mast, installed on behalf of UK wind farm developer Force 9 Energy, will provide measurement data for a post-subsidy project in the southwest of Scotland.
While the removal of UK Government support for onshore wind has led to a severe slowdown in new site development, the publication of the Scottish Government’s own Energy Strategy, which aims to generate 50% of all energy demand from renewables by 2030, and Onshore Wind Policy Statements has given renewed hope for a post-subsidy resurgence in the sector. As a result, a number of developers are engaging in early-stage site prospecting and resource assessment activity, ahead of anticipated greenfield development in the future.

At the remote project site in West Argyll, Dulas carried out installation of the mast and its accompanying instrumentation. The site itself was constrained by nearby forest, deep bogs and steep slopes, while challenging ground conditions consisting of deep peat and bedrock added a further layer of complexity to the installation. In addition to supplying the mast and instrumentation, Dulas designed and installed aviation lighting and a satellite communication system that facilitates easy data collection, as well as a bespoke solar PV battery system to meet the mast’s power requirements.
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