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Work commences on 16 turbine wind farm in Northumberland

Work commences on 16 turbine wind farm in Northumberland
September 1, 2015 Amy Sudbury

Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, has started to construct its 16 turbine Ray Wind Farm in Northumberland. The scheme on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, will have a 54.4 megawatt (MW) generating capacity. This is enough to meet the annual electricity demands of over 30,000 UK homes.

Wind Turbine

Ray Wind Farm will cost £90 million and become operational in early 2017. Reported by ITV news, Vattenfall’s construction manager Paul Nickless said that local residents would be kept informed of construction activity during the 18-month build time [1].

Up to date information is not the only thing that local residents can look forward to. The plan for the scheme involves the Swedish company injecting around £250,000 annually, into a 20-year community fund. How and where the money will be spent will be determined after a five-month consultation period with residents [2].

Pager Power Project Involvement

We are especially pleased to hear that the Ray Wind Farm is being constructed since we carried out a Television (TV) Desk Study Assessment and Pre-Construction Baseline Survey for the scheme.

If you have a wind farm project which requires assessments regarding TV, radar, radio-communications and/or aviation, get in touch to see how we can help.

Call +44 (0) 17871 319001 or email info@pagerpower.com.

References

[1] Work to begin soon on £90 million wind farm in Northumberland, ITV news. (Last accessed 01/09/2015)

[2] Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm to invest £5million in local causes, Your Project News. (Last accessed 01/09/2015)

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