August 2012

Installation Complete Ahead of Schedule

On Tuesday this week, Vestas completed the installation of all 11 turbines ahead of schedule. Commissioning is an ongoing process, but we expect all turbines to begin generating low carbon electricity by the end of October. Whilst commissioning continues, our civils contractor Jones Bros will complete reinstatement works at each turbine location and along the access tracks to ensure […]

Local residents enjoy “guided tour”

Over 30 local residents from local villages visited site last week, making the most of the final opportunity to see the turbine components first hand before the final few were lifted into place.  One local resident said, “we had a really enjoyable evening, learned a lot about the turbines and felt quite honoured to be part […]

Communicating with you

With construction work coming to a close, blog posts and the two weekly e-newsletter will now begin to wind down. We will write again with updates about the commissioning of the wind farm, the community fund and ongoing work with local schools in September. There are two more construction surgeries left at Swinford Village Hall from […]

All 11 turbines now complete!

Yesterday was an eventful day onsite as the final turbine was completed! The last turbine component was delivered to site early in the morning. Following this, each component was lifted into place in turn – the turbine top tower section, the nacelle, the hub and each of the blades. The commissioning of all 11 turbines is ongoing and […]

Final turbine delivery – 14th August

On Tuesday 14th August we expect the following turbine component deliveries: 1 lorry arriving at approximately 07:30 *Please note that times are approximate only and are subject to change. This is the final of the 84 abnormal loads that have entered the site since the week commencing 18th June. The load will travel down the M1 leaving at Misterton […]

Images on Flickr

aadn Community Fund Launch. Guess the number of balloons.aadq Community Fund Launch. Wind mills and wind turbines.aadt Community Fund Launch. Diablo!aadp Community Fund Launch. Activities.aadu Community Fund Launch. Touching a turbineaadr Community Fund Launch. Pedal power!aado Community Fund Launch. Giant Jenga!aads Community Fund Launch. Activities.aaea Community Fund Launch. Tug o waraaeb Community Fund Launch. The view from South Kilworth Village Hallaadx Community Fund Launch. Piers Guy announcing turbine name winnersaadw Community Fund Launch. Ring around a turbine.aadv Community Fund Launch. Touching a turbineaadz Community Fund Launch. Eight Parishes CIC receiving their first year of fundingaady Community Fund Launch. Harvey Everton, overall winner of the turbine naming compaadd Construction almost completeaada Youth Focus Group look inside a bladeaacy Youth Focus Group girls enjoy a picnic onsiteaadc The wind farm taking shapeaacz Youth Focus Group learn about wind farm construction

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