Danish turbine blades wing their way to Europe's biggest wind farm  

2009.03.02
The last batch of a consignment of wind turbine blades from Siemens Wind Power's factory in Aalborg in northern Jutland wings its way to Whitelee Wind Farm in Scotland
This month, the last batch of a consignment of wind turbine blades from Siemens Wind Power's factory in Aalborg in northern Jutland will be winging its way to Europe's biggest onshore wind farm, a few kilometres south of Glasgow in Scotland, reports regional newspaper Nordjyske.
 
Siemens' Aalborg blade manufacturing facility, assisted by a sister factory in Engesvang, has produced a grand total of 300 blades, which will be mounted onto 140 Siemens wind turbines across the 55 square kilometre site that Whitelee Wind Farm occupies on the windswept expanses of Eaglesham moor. When completed in summer 2009, the wind farm will have an output capacity of 322 MW, supplying renewable energy to over 180,000 Scottish households.  
 
The GBP 300m (USD 560m) wind farm will be operated by Scottish Power, the country's leading producer of renewable energy. Preparations for Whitelee Wind Farm got under way in Q3 2006, with a sizeable slice of Whitelee forest being felled to ensure optimal wind conditions for the turbines. 86 kilometres of local roads have been commandeered and a temporary factory established to manufacture the concrete for casting the wind turbine foundations.

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