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Swinford in the snow!

Below are some pictures of the Swinford turbines in the snow earlier this week. The pictures were taken by Kevin Jones from Vattenfall Generation who was onsite completing turbine inpections and a health and safety walk.      

Generation begins!

It’s has been a year since I began writing to you at the very start of the construction process. Since then we have constructed almost 6km of access tracks, received 3200 vehicles to site, prepared 11 turbine foundations, and erected the 11 wind turbines that stand onsite today. The construction team have completed the project […]

Meet Kevin Jones from Vattenfall Generation

Some of the turbines have been producing electricity since late August and are now fully operational following their recent testing. The final testing of the turbines was overseen by Kevin Jones from Vattenfall Generation, who will now be responsible for the day to day operations of the wind farm. We caught up with Kevin in […]

The turbines are generating!

It has been a while since we last wrote, but we are pleased to report that the turbines have begun generating electricity. Since all 11 eleven turbines were assembled Vestas the turbine suppliers have been carrying out commissioning tests on the turbines, this is why you may have noticed that they have been starting and stopping. The main […]

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 […]

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