Work underway at Keadby wind farm

Part of the proposed site for the wind farm. In the foreground is Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

Part of the proposed site for the wind farm. In the foreground is Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

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A complex operation to deliver parts for the region’s biggest wind farms is underway.

Delivery of the components for the 34-turbine wind farm site in Keadby has started as work finally gets under way on the project that will power 57,000 homes when completed.

The operation is so big that trials had to be held in preparation to test out the route.

Lorries are travelling from Immingham and across Northern Lincolnshire.

A spokesman for SSE Renewables said: “Turbine deliveries have started. We held two public information sessions in July to inform our site neighbours of exactly what to expect.

“Delivery vehicles will exit the M180 via the slip road then turn right to meet the A18.

“Once on the A18 the delivery vehicles will travel towards the Double Rivers Roundabout.”

Once the delivery vehicles have successfully travelled over the Double Rivers Roundabout they will proceed to site via the A18 using the newly constructed Hatfield Bridge to enter site.

Motorists endured around six months while the new access bridge was built.

Planning permission was only granted following a lengthy public inquiry in 2008 and after a number of conditions were attached by the Secretary of State.

SSE Renewables anticipates the windfarm will be completed by September 2014.

A future community benefits package has already been agreed in relation to the wind farm and once constructed and in operation, it will provide £100,000 a year for local initiatives and energy-saving measures. To find out more about the construction visit www.sse.com/Keadby.