2008

SD8417 : Working on the Hub of Turbine No 10 at Scout Moor

taken 16 years ago, near to Cheesden, Rochdale, England

Working on the Hub of Turbine No 10 at Scout Moor
Working on the Hub of Turbine No 10 at Scout Moor
The engineer works on the hub of Tower No 10 after the three 40 metre 8 ton turbine blades were fitted earlier in the day.
The only way to access the interior workings of the hub is by opening the roof of the nacelle and crawling along one of the set of fixed ladders attached to the side of the hub.
Quite an experience I would think and not one for the faint hearted especially being 60 metres up from the ground.

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 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.

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."

SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21
SD8417 : Turbine Tower No 10 under construction
SD8418 : Turbine Tower No 18 under construction
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Tower No 16 under construction
SD8418 : Top section of turbine tower 21 being lifted into position
SD8418 : The very first completed wind turbine on Scout Moor

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

Key Facts LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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SD8417, 33 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Paul Anderson   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 18 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 November, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8418 1783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.4032N 2:14.4509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8411 1782
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