By Ross Findon
Thursday, December 12, 2013
One of the Vestas Isle of Wight produced wind turbines. Picture courtesy of Vestas.
GIANT turbine blades, made on the Isle of Wight and destined for the world's most powerful wind turbine, left for Denmark yesterday (Wednesday).
As reported earlier this year, the 80m blades have been created by Vestas’ Stag Lane research and development centre.
Their production led to the creation of 40 jobs at the facility.
Vestas said three blades were being transported to a test facility in Osterild, Denmark. They have been developed for offshore wind energy production.
The rotor diameter of the turbine will be 164m, almost 30m greater than that of the London Eye.
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by James McAdder
15th December 2013, at 14:50:27
Well, Don, most of that post was rational and well founded, right up to the last paragraph where you descended, as you always do, into name-calling.People have a right to disagree with you, and they have a right to disagree with you without receiving abuse for it. Why are you incapable of arguing your corner without resorting to personal attacks?
by Don Prescott
15th December 2013, at 11:14:43
Scottish Power has abandoned the Argyll Array, after four years of planning, stating that the main problems affecting the project were “the ground conditions on the site, particularly the presence of hard rock, coupled with challenging wave conditions that could make construction more difficult”.This begs the question “were these conditions NOT there 4 years ago?” and clearly demonstrates the lack of joined up thinking that is endemic within the pro-wind farm lobby, which thankfully, is shrinking by the day.The Atlantic Array scheme, 8 miles off isle of Lundy nature reserve, which had not yet received planning permission, attracted a huge number of objections, with environmentalists worried about its impact on marine wildlife in the Bristol Channel.So RWE pulled the plug saying it was "not the right time" for the project.They are all beginning to get the message, Jimmy, - pity you can’t!
14th December 2013, at 22:09:59
I see Prescott's debating skills have lost none of their edge.
14th December 2013, at 19:34:39
Neil, indeed, the Argyll and ALSO the Atlantic Array have BOTH been cancelled/withdrawn making the tiny world inhabited by Messrs McAdder, Hitchman, Kneeshaw, Charlton et al, even smaller.Navitus and Parkhurst will make it a clean sweep.
by neil jacks
14th December 2013, at 13:06:35
Argyll array... nuf said
13th December 2013, at 09:26:25
Indeed, David. Take a look at this:-http://youtu.be/j-zczJXSxnwBridges are obviously way too dangerous. Let's ban them!
by David Charlton
13th December 2013, at 09:17:08
Yes, well said James, You would think that Wind turbines were the only thing in the world that ever failed in service. Typical Thwart types only have negatives to say about anything they dont totally agree with.
13th December 2013, at 06:45:51
Yes Bill,I could post links to videos of what happens when planes, ships, bridges, tall buildings, etc, "go wrong", but you don't get people protesting about them.Well, you don't today. You certainly did when they were first introduced. Vorsprung durch technik, as a certain car manufacturer used to say.
by Bill Adam
13th December 2013, at 06:28:36
Here's what happens when they go wrong first brake failure then self destruction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqEccgR0q-o
by Russell Palin
12th December 2013, at 19:07:42
****bria the Lake district.......
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