Hoprigshiels wind turbines are onshore

Foundations and groundworks for one of the Hoprigshiels turbines
Foundations and groundworks for one of the Hoprigshiels turbines

As the UK gets set for Community Energy Fortnight – which starts tomorrow – all three turbines set to become the Hoprigshiels community windfarm in Berwickshire have now reached the UK, delivered by ship from Germany.

The 7.5MW windfarm is a joint venture between Community Energy Scotland and Berwickshire Housing Association.

Groundworks are also nearing the end of the road and the turbine towers and nacelle units (tower tops) will start to arrive at the site later this month, after final checks on the route using the same transporter vehicles as will ultimately make the big move.

The final touches to all the foundations is the grouting, between the metal ring which the tower will be bolted onto, and the concrete turret which is left protruding from the ground. This grout is designed to be extremely strong as it will support the full weight of the turbine over a relatively small surface area.


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