As always, a project of this nature comes with it's own set of challenges ready to throw at us.
We understand that every time we attend this type of incident, no two are the same, in fact far from it.
Due to it's location, environment and the time of year, we knew that this turbine was going to give all involved a few headaches along the way.
The wind farm sits at a high altitude, roughly 500mtrs above sea level and with no shelter from weather in any direction. This meant that ideal weather windows were going to be few and far between. Careful planning was paramount to keeping downtime costs to a minimum.
Along with high winds that the altitude brought with it, the project had to be carried out at the coldest, wettest and snowy time of the year. The winter weather meant temperatures of -8c, and wind chill of -14c, meaning additional measures had to be taken to keep the team warm and avoid fatigue and/or hyperthermia.
Space around the turbine was extremely tight, the layout of the turbines decommissioned components seemed to defy all logic, but again with careful planning it was carried out successfully with minimal disturbance to the surrounding land.