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A joint venture partnership between two Wales-based civil engineering firms has won the contract to provide civil and electrical infrastructure for one of the UK’s largest onshore wind farms.
 
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and Balfour Beatty will operate in a 50/50 joint venture on behalf of Vattenfall to deliver infrastructure for the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Construction of the scheme, located between Neath and Aberdare in South Wales, is due to get under way in February 2014. The joint venture’s work is due be completed in August 2015, with the overall Pen y Cymoedd project scheduled for completion in Spring 2017. Civil engineering work will see 50,000m³ of concrete and 6,000 tonnes of reinforcement used to construct the 76 turbine bases and crane pads. The Pen y Cymoedd site also requires the construction of around 80km of access tracks, as well as 80km of cabling.
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