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MOD military radar concerns for Scottish turbine

MOD military radar concerns for Scottish turbine
August 27, 2013 Amy Sudbury

Plans for a single turbine on an old airfield in Tealing, East Scotland, has received objections from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) over concerns that it will interfere with the RAF Leuchars military radar.

The Background

The 86.5m single turbine is proposed to be located near to another turbine which is slightly taller at 93.5m. The latter received planning consent through appeal, has been constructed and will shortly begin generating electricity, reports The Courier.

MOD radar concerns over the single turbine

After learning about the application, the MOD have objected due to the expected impact on the RAF Leuchars radar. It is always a good idea to get an indication of whether a nearby radar can see your single turbine or multiple turbine development. If you are aware of the particular installation, such as Leuchars, a Radar Line of Sight Assessment would be the first step. (You can order one of these from us via our website).

Radar Line of Sight Calculation Chart for a Single Turbine

Our Calculation Chart which comes as part of the Radar Line of Sight Assessment.

However if you don’t know of the radar and airfields (licensed and unlicensed) that surround your site, we would recommend running one of our online Aviation Risk Reports with Expert Commentary.

For the Tealing project, the MOD have also expressed that the turbine would need aviation lights to be fitted. 

Can we help you?

If you are development a single turbine or larger wind project, and would like help with a radar, aviation or communications issue. Why don’t you get in touch with us? We have over a decade of experience working and resolving those problems. We can tailor our services to suit projects globally.

Call: +44 (0) 1787 319001 or Email: info@pagerpower.com

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