First of two farms finishes, despite site problems with sand and snow storms

The first phase of a multimillion pound wind project in Inner Mongolia, run by UK consultant Mott MacDonald, has completed.

The firm said it was working as engineering advisor for two Honiton Energy farms in the Chinese territory which aim to generate up to 100MW of energy.

The first farm, at the town of Bai Ling Maio in the middle of the Inner Mongolian grasslands, has finished. The second phase is under construction.

Mott MacDonald is providing construction supervision, civil engineering design and environmental guidance on the project as well as monitoring safety.

Project director Ong Fook Sin said the firm was delighted to be working on the job but conditions on site could be challenging.

He said: “Sand storms are common during May to July and there are regular snow storms during winter with temperatures as low as minus 48ºC - making civil works a challenge for both people and machines.”