Introduction / Overview
Construction of wind farms comprises a number of phases - see panel to left . Each phase has the potential to cause nuisance and disruption for residents living both close to the site and along the route to the site.
The heavy construction phase - approx 20,00 lorry journeys in the Rusholme example.
The building work - approx 14,000 ton of steel & concrete, all delivered by lorry.
Erecting the turbines
Uses a 100 ton mobile crane capable of lifting 100 ton to 80 meters height.
Turbines delivered in sections - 11 loads per turbine - 154 loads in total.
One dust cloud.
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