The hole itself took about half a day to dig with a mini digger and dumper. The hole was then filled with steel mesh, and the base plate with meter long bolts secured and positioned over the hole.
A separate smaller hole was excavated for the anchor point, where the wind turbine can be lowered from.
Three and a half lorries of concrete where needed to fill the foundations. The exercise of getting the concrete the 100m to the foundations was somewhat fraught but ultimately successful.
The foundation now need to harden for a minimum of 21 days and test samples will be tested for strength before the foundations are confirmed as ready.
The next phase the erection of the turbine is planned for mid July.
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|The base.jpg||The Foundation|
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