The Construction Story
They illustrate how the construction phase might appear in the neighbourhood of Sibsey.
using approximately 1000 tonnes of concrete and 12 tonnes of reinforcing steel
So much for the crop – The foundations stay when the tower is finally removed !
Preparing the foundations for one turbine tower
2. Delivering the tower
Two segments for one tower
3. Delivering the Nascelle
This houses the gearbox and the generatorl
Imagine this on John Adams Way
The nascelle alongside a turbine tower
4. Delivering the Blades
Parked on a layby south of Boston ?
Three blades for one turbine
5. Delivering the Rotor
One rotor on lorry parked up
6. Delivering the Blades to site
Pymoor Lane ?
Blade delivery on the site service road
7. The Assembled Rotor and Blades
Assembled rotor and blades waiting to be hoisted up to the nascelle
That’s a Ford Escort at one end of the blade.
8. Putting it Together
Hoisting the rotor to the nascelle
9. View from the top
View from one of the cranes
BBC Report on the Exceptional Loads required to deliver the turbines
page updated November 21st 2008