This convoy of Turbine Tower sections is seen here passing through Bridge Mills Edenfield on the A680 Rochdale Road.
The tower section on the low loader at the front of the convoy is the 22 metre long 54 ton middle section en route for Turbine Tower No 2 on Scout Moor.
The haulier is R.Collett & Sons of Halifax Link
(Archive version: Link
) who have the contract to deliver from the point of manufacture
through to Turbine pad location a total of 26 wind turbines to the Scout Moor Wind Farm construction site.
SD8418 : Scout Moor Wind Turbine No 25 goes live
SD8316 : Scout Moor Turbine No 3 under construction
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21
SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD8019 : Wind Turbine sections enroute to Scout Moor
Turbine details: Tower Height: 60m
Blade Length: 40m Total Max Height: 100m
Scout Moor Wind Farm Construction Picture Gallery 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 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. 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."