PRESS RELEASE: First wind turbine installed at North East Wind Farm

 

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Vattenfall, the Hexham based energy company, said today that the first turbine at its Ray Wind Farm Project in the North East of England has been erected.

Paul Nickless, Vattenfall’s Construction Manager for the Ray Wind Farm Project, said: “I am delighted to see the first turbine installed.  This is a major milestone in the construction of Ray Wind Farm and is a testament to the hard work of the construction team.

Along with the 45 highly skilled people working in our Hexham Office, Ray is providing employment for around 70 skilled and semi-skilled workers involved solely in the construction of the wind farm.”

The Senvion 3.4M104 turbine at the Ray Wind Farm Project site is 125 metres tall. Another 15 wind turbines will be installed over the summer at the 54.4MW scheme on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland.

Preparatory works at the wind farm site started last summer.  Once completed the Ray Wind Farm will, on average, generate enough power every year to meet the equivalent electricity demand of around 30,000 UK households.

Vattenfall, with partners Community Action Northumberland, is currently putting in place an annual community fund of over £250,000 a year for the lifetime of the wind farm.

First wind turbine components arrive at site

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The first wind turbine components have been delivered to site. Three turbine blades, part of a consignment of 16 wind turbines for Ray Wind Farm.

We will continue to update the blog with information on deliveries and progress. Should you have any queries please contact me on Tel: 01434611300 or Email: Joanne.Hutchinson@Vattenfall.com.

Turbine Deliveries – 17th June

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Photo Credit: Mike Davies.

On Friday 17th June we expect the following turbine component deliveries:

• 1 convoy from Blyth.  The convoy will travel along the A189, A19, A1 and then A696, to the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, to site.  A map showing the routes can be found here.

Should you have any queries about the process please contact me on Tel: 01434611300 or Email: Joanne.Hutchinson@Vattenfall.com.

Photo: Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Credit: Mike Davies.

Turbine Deliveries – 16th June

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Photo Credit: Mike Davies.

On Thursday 16th June we expect the following turbine component deliveries:
• 1 convoy from Blyth
The convoy will travel along the A189, A19, A1 and then A696, to the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, to site.
A map showing the routes can be found here.
Should you have any queries about the process please contact me on Tel: 01434611300 or Email: Joanne.Hutchinson@Vattenfall.com.

Photo: Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Credit: Mike Davies.

Turbine Component Deliveries

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project, Photo credit: Mike Davies

Over the next few months the component parts of the wind turbines will be transported from the Port of Blyth along the A189, A19, A1 and then A696, to the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland.

We want to make sure we provide as much information to the local community as possible to minimise disruption to road users.  This blog will be regularly updated with information about the deliveries as well as progress reports.  Further updates will be posted next week.

Photo from Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. Credit: Mike Davies.