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Installation of turbine base and mid sections to commence today

It was an exciting week here onsite last week with all 11 turbine hub sections and 15 of the 33 blade now delivered to site. The hub sections were unloaded with a small 100 tonne crane. Two of the 3 blade delivery lorries have an onboard crane (hiab). These two hiab lorries work together to unload the 45m long […]

Public rights of way updates

Through careful management, we have been able to keep all public rights of way onsite open during construction. Health and safety is our most important consideration at all times, and the team are given regular health and safety briefings to reinforce key measures such as keeping to the onsite speed limit of 15mph, and taking care […]

A catch up with Jones Bros

Jones Bros Ruthin are the principle balance of plant contractors working on Swinford Wind Farm. Their team have been working hard onsite since November 2011 to ensure that the access tracks, turbine foundations, crane pads and substation are all ready for the arrival of the turbines in June 2012. They will then supervise the turbine […]

Concreting foundations – the process in pictures

The construction of the turbine foundations is one of the most important aspects of building a wind farm. Below is an illustration of the concreting process in pictures for you to see all the stages we follow: 1. Shuttering (yellow in the photo below) is placed at the base of the steel reinforcement and screed […]

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 […]

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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