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Wind farm turbines set for testing and restart  

Credit:  Reporter: Amy Westlake | Date online: 12 June 2015 | www.rochdaleonline.co.uk ~~

Just over a week after a fire at Todmorden Moor Wind Farm, near Littleborrough, technicians are preparing to test the remaining four wind turbines, with a view to bringing those back online as soon as possible.

The fire service were called to the wind farm, just off of Flower Scar Road at 3:45am on Wednesday 3 June to the turbine, which was described as “100% in fire.”

Mike Harrison, Communications Manager at Glennmont Partners said: “A week after the incident with one of the turbines at our Todmorden Moor Wind Farm, the manufacturer’s expert technicians are preparing to test the remaining four turbines with a view to bringing these back online as soon as possible.

“This comes after the necessary health and safety checks have been made and further safety measures for the engineers and surrounding area have been put in place.

“This testing will involve turning the power back on to the remaining four turbines this Friday (12 June) and limiting their operation to 1MW with the turbines rotating.

“The damaged turbine will be isolated so there is no risk of further issues and engineers can continue with their investigation of the turbine in a safe environment.

“Once all of the checks on the four remaining turbines are complete, it is hoped they can resume generating renewable energy at full capacity in the near future. Ongoing monitoring of the turbines will be maintained as the investigation into the damaged turbine continues.”

Source:  Reporter: Amy Westlake | Date online: 12 June 2015 | www.rochdaleonline.co.uk

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