SD8218 : The Final Turbine Blade attached to Turbine No 23

3 km from Waterfoot, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Final Turbine Blade attached to Turbine No 23
The Final Turbine Blade attached to Turbine No 23
June the 7th 2008 was an historic day on Scout Moor as construction of the wind farm came to an end.
At 13:00 the very last blade above was attached to Turbine No 23.
Had the blade been attached just a few hours earlier in the morning it would have been in thick fog and not possible to photograph.
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 : Ground crew at Turbine No 23 on Scout Moor
SD8218 : Last Turbine Blade Delivery at Turbine No 23
SD8218 : Turbine Tower No 23 under construction
SD7919 : Last Turbine Tower Delivery to Scout Moor
SD7919 : Turbine tower section passing Edenfield Primary School
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21

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

Key Facts LinkExternal link

Scout Moor Wind Farm Construction Picture Gallery
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Saturday, 7 June, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 9 June, 2008
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