SD8417 : Wind Turbine Base No 5 on Scout Moor

taken 10 years ago, near to Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

Wind Turbine Base No 5 on Scout Moor
Wind Turbine Base No 5 on Scout Moor
This was the location of Wind Turbine No 5 in July 2007 before the tower was built in April 2008.
The base on the right is just one out of a total of 26 that were constructed on the moors between Rawstenstall and Rochdale.
Crane pads were also installed at each of the turbine positions, which was to provide the necessary support for the cranes used to erect each turbine into position.

SD8317 : Turbine Base No 6
SD8317 : Wind Farm Access Road
SD8316 : Concrete Base for Turbine Tower No 3
SD8218 : Concrete base for turbine 23
SD8417 : Wind Turbine Base No 5 on Scout Moor
SD8216 : Wind Farm Substation May 2007
SD8418 : View from the top of Turbine Tower No 10 looking North East
SD8316 : Turbine Tower No 3 under construction on Scout Moor

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

Scout Moor Wind Farm Construction Picture Gallery LinkExternal link

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!"

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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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2007
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Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 844 172 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.0693N 2:14.2039W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 843 172
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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