February 2012

Traffic control on Swinford Road

For approximately two weeks from 5th March there will be traffic lights in place along Swinford Road, around 400 metres south of Misterton Grange. Road users can expect short delays during this time and local radio stations will be informed of the works. The works are necessary to construct a track to join Swinford Road […]

Young residents set for site visit

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 Following the success of the Chill Out Bus during November 2011, we are continuing our work with the Rural Youth Voice Project to give the youth of the local community the chance to get involved with the project. The project and community fund has been featured in the “Speak Out” newsletter […]

Swinford helps secure UK jobs

We are delighted to be able to share with you this week that the Swinford project will help to secure 200 jobs in the coming months following the announcement that the Swinford turbine towers will be “made in the UK”. The project’s towers are already in manufacture at Mabey Bridge’s facility in Chepstow. The establishment […]

Technical time

Constructing a wind farm to exacting standards requires a great deal of knowledge gathering throughout the process, incorporating various scientific and engineering disciplines. Over the coming months I intend to produce a number of detailed technical posts, for those of you with an interest in the more technical aspects. My first technical post relates to […]

The first concrete is poured onsite

Friday, 24 February, 2012 It’s been an exciting couple of days here onsite, and we have now poured the main sections of concrete for the foundations of turbines 1 and 2. Each one took up the best part of a day, and a total of 42 lorry loads of concrete per foundation have made the […]

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