SD8418 : Scout Moor Wind Farm from M62

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Waterfoot, Lancashire, Great Britain

Scout Moor Wind Farm from M62
Scout Moor Wind Farm from M62
Looking North from junction 19 of the M62 you can see quite clearly seven miles away the first five wind turbines on top of Scout Moor.
Another 21 towers were due to be erected on the moors over the months of February and March 2008.
The tower in the centre of the picture is SD8418 : Turbine Tower Number 21

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.

SD8218 : Last Turbine Blade Delivery at Turbine No 23
SD8218 : The Final Turbine Blade Arrives on Scout Moor
SD7919 : Last Turbine Tower Delivery to Scout Moor
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21
SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD8218 : Hub of Turbine No 23

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

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.

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
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 January, 2008
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Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 841 187 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8939N 2:14.4627W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 863 089
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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