SD8218 : The Second Blade for Turbine No 11 Arrives on Site

near to Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

The Second Blade for Turbine No 11 Arrives on Site
The Second Blade for Turbine No 11 Arrives on Site
The second turbine blade for Tower No 11 is seen here arriving on site after its long journey from the manufacturer Nordex in Germany via Hull and the M62.
Each blade weighs 8 tons and are 40 metres in length.
This blade was just one out of a final total of 78 turbine blades that were delivered to the Scout Moor construction site during early 2008.
Due to the narrow roads and tight turns on Scout Moor all the trailers delivering the turbine blades had rear steering controlled by a steersman walking at the rear of the trailer.

SD8218 : Turbine Blade Delivery to Tower No 11
SD8218 : Preparing Turbine Blade for Lifting
SD8218 : Third Turbine Blade Delivery to Tower No 11
SD8218 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 11 and 14
SD8019 : Turbine Convoy passing through Bridge Mills
SD7919 : Last Turbine Tower Delivery to Scout Moor

Turbine details: Tower Height: 60m
Blade Length: 40m Total Max Height: 100m
Manufacturer: Nordex
Model: N80 LinkExternal link

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Scout Moor Wind Farm Construction Picture Gallery
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Following a public inquiry held in 2004, planning consent was granted by the Secretary of State on the 25th May 2005 for the building of Scout Moor Wind Farm.
Construction of the wind turbines began back in November 2007 at Turbine No 16.
By June 2008 engineers had constructed 26 wind turbine towers and installed 78 turbine blades 450 metres above sea level on Scout Moor amid adverse weather conditions of thick fog,gale force winds,torrential rain,snow and ice during the winter months of 2008.

On the 25th of September 2008 dignitaries from across the North West were invited to the official opening of the Scout Moor wind farm.
Children from Edenfield Primary School , who have enjoyed lessons based around the wind farm, were on hand to cut the ribbon at Turbine No 22.LinkExternal link
Head Teacher at Edenfield Primary School, Janet Reidy, said: "It was superb for the children to be involved after all the work they had done about the wind farm in their lessons.
I think they will all remember this in future years and now they know what it's like to be film stars with all the camera crews there!"

SD8218 : The Official Opening of Scout Moor Wind Farm

Richard Dibley, wind power development manager at Peel, said at the opening: "We have welcomed people here today to thank them for their patience and understanding during the construction period and for them to see the wind farm in action at close quarters. I think we have chosen the perfect site here as it is more than 50% windier up here than it is in the surrounding area. These turbines will be generating power for years to come using a natural resource that will never run out."
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