Frodsham Wind Farm’s first turbine will start being built this week, (week commencing 25 April) with the full construction process of one turbine expected to take three days.
Installation of the turbine, which is the first of 19, will involve the use of large cranes to lift the tower sections into place, followed by the lifting and installation of the turbine hub. Finally the three blades will be attached to the central hub.
The assembly of the turbine will be carried out by a dedicated team from Nordex, the manufacturer of the N90 turbine model which is being installed.
Development Director at Peel Energy, Jonathan England, said: “This is another important milestone for our Frodsham project. The installation of these turbines marks the culmination of six years of effort on the part of my team to deliver one of the largest onshore wind energy schemes in the region.”
Peel Energy will continue to work with community representatives through its liaison committee to keep people informed as the project progresses. The project website and social media channels will also be kept up to date to provide details of the delivery and installation schedules, as well as general progress of works.