WHAT'S HAPPENING ON SITE
Work will soon begin to prepare for the start of construction of the onshore electrical infrastructure for Sofia – known as the enabling works - a contractor is due to move into the site in Spring 2021, with pre-preparatory works now underway.
Contractors working for Sembcorp are diverting potable and raw water pipes around the converter station site, at the same time confirming the location of other buried services likely to be affected by the construction. This Sembcorp work will continue into Spring 2021 and will include excavation and pipe laying on the plot of land between the existing mounds near Lazenby and the Wilton South Gate entrance.
Some vegetation clearance has been undertaken as part of the water pipe diversion works. Earlier in the year further vegetation clearance was required to make way for the creation of a temporary access road to the south east of the site, temporary construction compounds and part of the haul road.