SD8318 : Nacelle en route to Scout Moor Wind Farm

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

Nacelle en route to Scout Moor Wind Farm
Nacelle en route to Scout Moor Wind Farm
Over eight miles of single track road had to be built to gain access to all the turbine bases during the construction of the Scout Moor wind farm.
On this section a bridge had to be built to cross a deep gully and stream.
The low loader in the picture is seen here with the nacelle for turbine tower No 7 as it makes its way up and over the moors.
The nacelle, that revolves on top of each turbine tower, contains the generator, gearbox and braking systems with the blade hub attached to the front.

SD8317 : Centre section for Tower No 7 awaits unloading
SD8318 : Scout Moor access road
SD8417 : Working on the hub 60 metres up.
SD8318 : Scout Moor Turbine Towers 15 and 21
SD8317 : Installing the base section of Tower No 7
SD7919 : Last Turbine Tower Delivery to Scout Moor

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

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Scout Moor Wind Farm Construction Picture Gallery
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 September, 2008
Category
Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8331 1866 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8492N 2:15.2434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8322 1876
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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