Crook Hill Wind turbine deliveries set to begin

Date published: 17 April 2015

The delivery of turbine components and cranes to the 11-turbine Crook Hill wind farm site is due to begin during the latter half of next week, although the exact start date will be dependent on the weather and equipment availability.

The delivery of cranes, tower sections and turbine blades to the site is likely to take 11 weeks.

On most working days there will be either one or two convoys of up to three vehicles travelling under police escort, timed for the late morning or early/mid-afternoon to avoid peak traffic periods.

The delivery vehicles will leave the M62 at Junction 21, taking the A6193 Sir Isaac Newton Way and the A641 Elizabethan Way through Rochdale, before joining the A671 north through Healey and Whitworth to the site entrance in Shawforth.

No road closures are anticipated, but there are likely to be occasions when the police will need to temporarily stop the traffic to let the vehicles through.

The Crook Hill Wind Farm project is being developed by Partnerships for Renewables on behalf of owners, Crook Hill Properties Limited.

The delivery of the Senvion 3.4MW XM104 turbines is being made by Collett and Sons Ltd, specialist wind energy transport contactors.

Simon Vince, Construction Director at Partnerships for Renewables, commented: “Although we are looking forward to having the blades and towers on site after many months of preparation so that we start to build the turbines, we do recognise that some deliveries may have a temporary impact on local traffic levels. However, we are working closely with our specialist hauliers and the police (who will be escorting the vehicles) to ensure that any delays are kept to an absolute minimum.

“If residents or businesses in the area have any questions or would like to get in touch to discuss the deliveries, we would be happy to help.

“The project website at will be kept up to date with progress and residents can email the team.”

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