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Contracts for firms

Work has started on the site of the Sisters windfarm near Widdrington.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Work has started on the site of the Sisters windfarm near Widdrington.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Two Northumberland firms have won contracts to help with a windfarm development consisting of four, 126-metre-high turbines.

Construction of Infinis Energy PLC’s multi-million-pound Sisters project started last week to the west of Widdrington. Beck Groundworks in Amble and KW Purvis Ltd in Alnwick have been appointed to build the site entrance.

Beck Groundworks owner Barry Knox said: “As a company looking to expand our businesses interests, we were keen to explore opportunities within the renewables sector. This resulted in our first windfarm contract. We are pleased to be working on the project.”

Infinis’ project manager Richard Buckland said: “This work effectively kick-starts the ground works which will include installation of the site compound/access tracks in readiness for the main construction activity later this year.”

The scheme is expected to be completed in autumn 2016.