Taken during appalling weather conditions of driving rain and thick fog this picture shows the top 22 metre section of Turbine Tower No 16 being lifted into position at Scout Moor Wind Farm in November 2007.
This was the very first turbine tower to be built with the whole wind farm now complete since this picture was taken.
By June 2008 credit must be given to the engineers who had constructed 26 wind turbine towers and installed 78 turbine blades 450 metres above sea level on Scout Moor much of the time amid adverse weather conditions of thick fog,gale force winds,torrential rain,snow and ice during the winter months of 2007/8.
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Tower No 16 under construction
SD8318 : Turbine Tower 16 awaiting fitting of blades.
SD8318 : Turbine No 16 in Full Flight
SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD7919 : Last Turbine Tower Delivery to Scout Moor
Turbine details: Tower Height: 60m
Blade Length: 40m Total Max Height: 100m
Model: N80 Link
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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.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."