Wind farm on course for completion before end of year

Windmills at Ogden Moor.
Windmills at Ogden Moor.
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Work to install the final two wind turbines at Ovenden Moor’s new wind farm is on course to be completed by the end of the year, according to developers.

When finalised, nine new 115m high turbines will stand tall on the site – some of the highest structures in the country.

Windmills at Ogden Moor.

Windmills at Ogden Moor.

The new farm is led by Yorkshire Wind Power Ltd - a joint venture between E.ON Climate and Renewables and Energy Power Resources Ltd and involved the removal of the previous 23 turbines in preparation for the new structures.

A spokeswoman for E.ON Climate and Renewables said: “Seven of the turbines are already in and there are just two to go.

“We’re hoping that this will be done by the end of the year, but it is weather dependent.”

The 115m turbines could potentially generate up to 22.5MW of power - enough electricity to feed over 10,717 homes and will be visible from 35 miles away on a clear day.

Earlier this year, E.ON said: “Turbine technology has come a long way in recent years.

“Once complete, the new nine turbines will be able to produce twice as much power as the original 23 turbines.”

Calderdale Council approved the £12million scheme in November 2012 for the replacement of the existing 166-ft tall machines with nine turbines 370ft tall.

That was despite 108 letters of objection.