Powering ahead with wind farm

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Scottish and Southern Energy is on schedule to deliver wind power from its Keadby site after the first turbine components were delivered following completion of preparatory works.

Enabling work has included the building of the North Pilfrey Bridge and Hatfield Bridge, which has allowed all construction vehicles to avoid nearby local villages such as Keadby, Ealand, Eastoft and Crowle.

Each of the 34 Vestas turbines is manufactured in sections so that they can be transported to site easily and then assembled. The first turbine will be put up over the next few weeks and the wind farm is expected to generate its first energy in September 2013.

Deliveries of turbine components will continue between Monday and Saturday until late November and will be timed to avoid main rush hour traffic.

SSE Lead Project Manager, David Sutton, said: “We are delighted to reach this major milestone for the project and we are grateful for the patience and cooperation shown by the local community and other road users during the civil engineering works of the project. The completion of the new Hatfield Bridge has helped to improve the traffic flow and minimise disruption on the A18 as our deliveries take place.”

Further information go to www.sse.com/keadby/windfarm) website.