Abnormal Load Deliveries

During the construction of Dorenell Wind Farm there is likely to be some disruption to traffic on the A96, A920 and A941.

Slow moving vehicles with abnormal loads will be travelling from Inverness Port to the wind farm, south of Dufftown, from 9 May 2018 for approximately 22 weeks.

Deliveries of wind turbine components will leave Inverness Port at approximately 9.30am each day to travel to the site.

The convoys take up to 4.5 hours to reach the site. They travel along the A96 from Inverness to Huntly before turning onto the A920 to Dufftown and then onto the A941 towards the Cabrach.

The timings below are estimates only and will be subject to change:

Location Approximate Time
Inverness Port Planned departure at 9.30am
Nairn Pass between 10:00am and 10.30am
Forres Pass between 10.30am and 11am
Elgin Pass between 11am and 11.45am
Huntly Pass between 12 noon and 1pm
Site entrance on A941 Pass between 1pm and 2pm

The approximate speeds will be between 20mph and 40 mph.

Each convoy of three lorry loads will be accompanied by a police escort. The transport haulier is liaising closely with Police Scotland to minimise disruption, avoiding peak times as far as possible. The police are monitoring tailbacks and the convoy pulls over at suitable sections of the road to allow traffic to pass.

We are providing regular traffic updates on local radio and a text messaging information service is also available. For more information or to register for text message updates contact Jenny MacPherson on 07900 917143 or email info@dorenellwindfarm.co.uk

EDF Energy Renewables apologises for any disruption you may experience as a result of the turbine deliveries.