SD8418 : Connecting blade to the hub

3 km from Waterfoot, Lancashire, Great Britain

Connecting blade to the hub
Connecting blade to the hub
The huge blade is slowly moved towards the hub of the turbine tower 60 metres from the ground.
Inside of the hub an engineer waits to connect the blade with 64 huge nuts and bolts.
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21
SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD8418 : Top section of turbine tower 21 being lifted into position
SD8418 : Top section of tower 21 is locked into position
SD8418 : The first blades arrive on site at tower number 21
SD8418 : Eight tons and forty metres long.
SD8418 : The first blade being lifted into position
SD8418 : One hundred and twenty feet up!
SD8418 : Nearly there

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

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2007
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 December, 2007
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Wind turbines   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 841 187 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8939N 2:14.4718W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 841 187
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