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Warning as wind turbines to be carried from England through Wales every weekday for four weeks

03 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
A lorry carrying a wind turbine (Creative Commons CC0).

A company building a wind farm has told drivers to expect disruption as they ferry a convoy of wind turbine parts from England through Wales every weekday for four weeks.

The daily 10mph journeys will start at Ellesmere Port at 9am and finish 90 miles away at Hendy Wind Farm, near Llandrindod Wells, at 4.30pm. The huge pats will be carried on a lorry and will be provided with a police escort.

Njord Energy said the wind farm will provide enough power annually to fuel 9,800 homes. They thanked the public for their cooperation as the wind farm is built.

A spokesman for Njord Energy said: “Abnormal loads transporting sections of the wind turbines will be operating on the A483, A489 and A470 between Llanymynech and Doldowlod, on the A4081 between Doldowlod and Llandrindod Wells and on the A483 and A44 between Llandrindod Wells and Llandegley between Tuesday 31st August and 1st October 2021.

“During this period, lorries will be transporting wind turbine loads on weekdays under Police escort. Careful traffic management measures have been developed in association with the Welsh Government, NMWTRA, the Police and the turbine hauliers to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum along the route.

“In anticipation of this work, Hendy Wind Farm Limited would like to thank people in Powys in advance for their co-operation.

“For further information, members of the public can call: 07917 698 966”

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Keith Parry
Keith Parry
20 days ago

Who owns this turbine site? How much will it benefit the people of Wales? How many jobs will it create? These turbines are obviously not made in Wales. Why should we have this disruption if it is of no benefit to the Welsh people?

Quornby
Quornby
20 days ago
Reply to  Keith Parry

Quite….. They are stealing the wind now.

Leon
Leon
20 days ago
Reply to  Quornby

Stealing the wind? What total rubbish! The wind carries on blowing wether it turns a turbine or not

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
19 days ago
Reply to  Leon

The point is that a site in Wales suitable for producing electricity from wind should be regarded as a Welsh resource that should be exploited for the benefit of the people of Wales, not for the benefit of a foreign colonial power.

JonesJones
JonesJones
19 days ago
Reply to  Quornby

On top of living rent free in their heads. Terrible

Gilbyn
Gilbyn
20 days ago

Very few people can see the devastating impact of the green movement on the Welsh economy, and Welsh communities. Even fewer care.

Simon
Simon
20 days ago
Reply to  Gilbyn

I think people can’t see it because it’s not there. I live within 10 miles of the new Hendy wind farm, and closer to many existing turbines. We have one smaller turbine on our own farmland. Renewable energy is not devastating the economy or the community, and it is making some contribution to saving the world as we know it.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
20 days ago
Reply to  Gilbyn

What about the impact that the fossil fuel industry has? Try living in Aberdaugleddau or its surrounding areas (I’m assuming you don’t/haven’t but feel free to correct me otherwise). The refineries and LNG plants are a massive blot on what was once a beautiful landscape plus we have the air pollution from them as well. That’s before we even take into account their impact on the global environment. Worse still, they don’t even employ that many people anymore so they can’t even claim to do very much for the local economy. Sir Benfro is one of the poorest local authorities… Read more »

j humphrys
j humphrys
19 days ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

Some good points you make, though Cymru already exports power surplus.
In which case, using the time we have, we could begin to look at village and small town reactors? Also, I have noticed, when driving through Finland, little
green “kennels” every kilometer or so. This is a very recent development.
These seem to be transformers, linking underground cables with farmsteads and/or village areas. Probably costly, but not in the long run, as bad weather every so often used to cut power due to falling trees or snow damage to pylons. Could this be of use in Cymru?

j humphrys
j humphrys
19 days ago
Reply to  Gilbyn

Rewilding, upland bog damage through concrete bases and access roads, farmers having to fork out for special equipment, lithium lakes, quarrying in Lapland, the green religion goes on and on as most people are non political and greenies have big business on their side. Sign on the front of that truck says it all: “Don’t worry, be heavy”. How very green?
I suppose we’ll have to wait until Bolsonaro starts planting these huge white symbols of green capitalism on Yanomami lands.

Last edited 19 days ago by j humphrys
Erisian
Erisian
20 days ago

Electricity powers homes. It does NOT fuel them.

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
19 days ago

Why is this turbine not built in Wales?

Why is this coming through England anyway?

England does NOT even manufacture wind turbines –
AS there is no company owned in the whole British Isle that manufactures this product.

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