11:16am Tuesday 13th May 2014
THE blades of Wear Point Wind Farm are set to start turning as commissioning of the four wind turbines begins today.
Four 100m turbines were installed in autumn last year at the SemLogistics oil storage facility on the Milford Haven waterway near Waterston.
The company behind the scheme said the project ran into significant delay due to issues regarding its connection to the local distribution network.
Over the last couple of months the Wear Point team have been working closely with Western Power distribution to work things out.
Marlies Koutstaal of wind developers Infinergy said: “We are relieved that Wear Point Wind Farm is now finally ready to be commissioned. The turbines are state-of-the-art machines and have been ready to go since they were installed.
“We are pleased to confirm that all issues regarding the grid connection requirements have now been resolved and we are looking forward to Wear Point Wind Farm contributing to home-grown green electricity production very shortly.”
Commissioning works will commence today and all four wind turbines are expected to be fully operational by Friday (May 16).
The wind turbines are described as 'state-of-the-art' REpower MM82 machines, the towers of which are supplied by Mabey Bridge’s facility in Chepstow.
When fully operational Wear Point Wind Farm is expected to generate the amount of green electricity enough to meet the demand of more than 4,500 average households every year.
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