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Turbine deliveries – 2nd August

On Thursday 2nd August we expect the following turbine component deliveries: 1 lorry arriving at approximately 13:00 *Please note that times are approximate only and are subject to change. The loads will travel down the M1 leaving at Misterton Depot, crossing Wood Farm, then travelling the short distance down Swinford Road to the site entrance at Swinford Corner. […]

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 […]

Turbine delivery trial run

The latest news onsite from Ian… On 14th May the turbine delivery trial run will take place between 10 and 11 am. This is to ensure that the turbine components can successfully be delivered to the wind farm site ahead of 11th June. Like the turbine component deliveries the lorry will travel down the M1, across Wood […]

A busy week…

It’s been a busy week onsite, and we’ve made the most of the great weather, pressing ahead with the substation and the road upgrades. Since I last wrote we have also completed the remaining upstand sections of the first two turbine foundations. To do so, we firstly had to wait for the concrete to cure […]

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 […]

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