First Turbine Complete at Lynemouth

18/08/2011

ScottishPower Renewables’ construction of Lynemouth windfarm reached another milestone this week with erection of the first turbine.

Located on land near the Rio Tinto Alcan Smelter, this is the first of 13 turbines at Lynemouth windfarm and will be capable of generating up to 26 MW, enough cleaner, greener renewable energy for the equivalent of almost 15,000 homes.

Construction began at Lynemouth in October last year with the creation of the site infrastructure and access roads for the machinery and equipment. Delivery of 121.5 metre tall Gamesa turbines commenced in July with the project utilising the Port of Blyth before completing the short seven mile journey to the site by road.

The windfarm is due for completion towards the end of 2011 but is already on course to be producing electricity in November.

Kenny Peberdy, ScottishPower Renewables Operations Director, said: “Lynemouth windfarm is an important element of our wind development programme, and is a fantastic example of utilising the UK’s abundant wind resources.”

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