Work starts on wind farm

PUBLISHED: 14:53 16 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:47 28 May 2010

The massive blades

The massive blades

WORK on a £13.6million Fenland wind farm, which will produce enough power to supply more than 10,000 homes, started this week. The Stag s Holt Wind Farm project is run by E.ON UK, which is hoping that work will be completed by the autumn. Construction wor

The turbines arrive

WORK on a £13.6million Fenland wind farm, which will produce enough power to supply more than 10,000 homes, started this week.

The Stag's Holt Wind Farm project is run by E.ON UK, which is hoping that work will be completed by the autumn.

Construction work is being carried out at the farm, at Coldham Bank near March, by Scottish-based Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology.

A spokesman for E.ON UK said: "Work has now started and we look forward to getting the wind farm up, running and generating clean, green power.

The crane is in place

"Once we've finished building, the scheme it will displace more than 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year."

The nine turbines will stand about 67 metres tall and produce a total of 18 megawatts of energy - enough to power 11,000 homes.

Planning permission for the scheme was granted by Fenland District Council in September 2005 and the start of work on the site in November was marked with the planting of nine trees, one for each turbine.

It is just one of the many projects that E.ON are running across the country after the government's energy review last year highlighted a need for 20 per cent of the UK's electricity source to come from renewable sources by 2020.

The spokesman also dismissed rumours of a tenth turbine on the same site because "we would need new planning permission and it really wouldn't be economic just to build a single turbine".

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