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Tirgwynt wind farm turbine deliveries start on 25 July

Turbine deliveries start

Awel Newydd Cyf, the developers of Tirgwynt wind farm between Carno and Cefn Coch in Powys, have confirmed that turbine deliveries, travelling through Pant around noon each day, will begin on Monday July 25th.

Deliveries will have a full police escort. Current plans are for one delivery per day up to six days a week, which would take approximately two months, until mid-September. Awel Newydd aims to shorten this period by increasing both the frequency (to two deliveries) and size of the deliveries (to a maximum of three Abnormal Load vehicles), subject to police deeming it safe to do so.

Dates of key local events and the August bank holiday weekend will be avoided.

Residents wishing to know the timings of the deliveries are advised to check the project website which will be kept updated with the latest information.

Wind turbine bladesPete Thomas, Construction Manager, Awel Newydd Cyf, said: “Months of preparations have gone into this, working with our experienced hauliers and the local police, and we feel confident that the deliveries will run smoothly and cause minimal disruption to the public.
We are very grateful to the local community for their patience and support during this next phase of construction of the wind farm. The best source of information about the planned schedules for deliveries is our website, www.tirgwyntwindfarmclg.co.uk.”

Convoys consisting of two abnormal load vehicles with a full police escort will start from Goole in Yorkshire, travelling along major trunk roads and will pass through Pant, travelling south along the A483.

Tirgwynt wind farm will have 12 turbines with an installed capacity of 24.6 MW, generating enough renewable electricity for the equivalent of c13,600 homes and saving c25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. It is due to be fully operational by December 2016.

The project will include a community benefit fund of £2,000 per MW per year, which equates to an annual payment of £49,200 (index-linked) distributed to the host communities and those along the delivery route up to Pant.


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