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Langhope Rig turbine test passes without incident

A turbine delivery test run for the Langhope Rig development took place last week through Denholm

A turbine delivery test run for the Langhope Rig development took place last week through Denholm

Two test runs for wind turbine deliveries to the Langhope Rig site near Alemoor Reservoir took place without incident through the tight streets of Denholm last week.

A spokeswoman for developers SSE said: “Everything went really well. There were no issues and the tests went as expected.

“There is likely to be one more trial run just before construction starts, which will be managed by GE, the turbine supplier.”

She added: “We would like to thank the communities impacted for their patience.”

Local resident and Minto Hills Conservation Group member Anna Dickson said: “A lot of people here are clearly concerned about these movements, not least because they may well be precursors to similar haulage of parts for proposed wind farms nearer the village at Birneyknowe and Highlee Hill.

“The vehicles are very long, so as to be able to carry the 40 metre lengths, but the turbines themselves at Langhope Rig will be almost three times that length and those planned for Birneyknowe and Highlee Hill appear to be even taller than that.”

 

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