Civils specialist marks Scottish milestone

CIVILS and building contractor Farrans Construction has announced it is celebrating 75 years in Scotland having completed over 1GW of wind farms – enough to power 750,000 homes.

Farrans is currently on site on a number of infrastructure and renewable energy projects including a Quay Extension in Nigg Port and the A92/A96 Haudagain improvement for Transport Scotland. The firm will soon be starting the Govan to Partick bridge for Glasgow City Council.

As part of a joint venture, the company is also delivering the Edinburgh Trams York Place to Newhaven project for the City of Edinburgh Council. Trams to Newhaven will add 4.69km of track in both directions, connecting Leith and Newhaven to the current end of the Edinburgh tram line at York Place with eight new stops.

With nearly 30 years of renewables experience, Farrans has worked on 20 wind farm sites, involving a total of 483 turbines. The company recently completed the development of Halsary wind farm for ScottishPower Renewables, which represented a £10 million investment by ScottishPower Renewables and comprises of 15 wind turbines and associated infrastructure.

Barry McLean, regional director for Farrans in Scotland, said, “Scotland is a very important region for our business and we see a lot of opportunities for the future. We are one of the longest standing civil engineering contractors in Scotland and we are proud to have delivered a strong portfolio of renewables, marine, roads, bridges and light rail projects.

“Farrans is proud to be working with leading energy companies across the country to help deliver ambitious targets using modern digital techniques to minimise carbon. This is an exciting time for Farrans not just in Scotland but across the UK and Ireland.

“We continue to sustainably grow our business, securing top tier projects, working with the best clients, consultants and supply chain. Farrans has seen a strong uptake in our ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) service as our ISO44001 accredited Collaborative Business Relationships provides the framework to drive efficiency and effectiveness through shared common goals.

“We are looking forward to starting work on the Govan to Partick bridge, an integral project for the city of Glasgow, and this week we will be exhibiting at the All-Energy conference in the SEC. We would encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more about our renewables and marine projects and our history in Scotland to visit our stand – G61.”