SD8417 : Working 60 metres up on Turbine Tower No 10

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

Working 60 metres up on Turbine Tower No 10
Working 60 metres up on Turbine Tower No 10
An engineer with a head for heights works on the hub of turbine tower No 10 during the construction of the Scout Moor Wind Farm.
The engineers on site took advantage of the calm weather conditions for the time of year by attaching the three huge 40 metre blades earlier in the day.

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.

SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD8417 : Turbine Tower No 10 under construction
SD8418 : View from the top of Turbine Tower No 10 looking North East
SD8418 : The very first completed wind turbine on Scout Moor
SD8418 : View from the top of Turbine Tower No 10 looking North
SD8418 : Top section of turbine tower 21 being lifted into position

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

Scout Moor Wind Farm 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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Monday, 18 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
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Wind turbines   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 841 178 [100m precision]
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