Visualisation – Photomontage
Arcus were awarded and prepared the LVIA visualisations (photomontages) for Aberarder Wind Farm.
Aberarder Wind Farm is a consented 12-turbine development located approximately 15km south of Foyers in The Highland Council region of Scotland.
Arcus were sub-contracted to complete the visualisations which incorporated wirelines, cumulative wirelines and photomontages. The visualisations had to meet both the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) guidelines and The Highland Council guidelines.
Photography files were supplied by the client to the Arcus visualisations team and were processed in-house. This involved stitching of the single frame images into panoramas, with cylindrical projections being used for the SNH visuals and planar projections being used for the Highland Council visuals. 20 viewpoints were used in the final submission of the Environmental Statement. The cumulative wind farm assessment included 20 sites.
All of the visualisations were produced using Resoft Windfarm software.
The huge body of work resulted in Arcus producing 208 A1 and A3 sized figures for the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) element of the Environmental Statement.
The wind farm was consented by the Scottish Government at appeal in April 2017 and is now awaiting construction.