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10 months after fire, Hull wind turbine dismantled 

Credit:  "One of Hull's most familiar landmarks dismantled - 10 months after fire" - By Jack Bowman, 2 JUN 2023, hulldailymail.co.uk ~~

A fixture of Hull’s skyline for the past 15 years is being dismantled – as these pictures show.

Taken by local photographer Bob Carter, they show a huge mechanical arm cutting through one of the blades of the turbine off Oak Road, which was badly damaged by a fire in August last year. Built in 2008, the turbine, near the banks of the River Hull, stands 125m (410ft) tall. It was able to generate up to two million watts of power.

The turbine caught fire on the morning of August 3. Huge palls of smoke drifted over parts of the city and debris could be seen falling near the neighbouring playing fields. Cargill, the company that owns the site, has pledged to rebuild it.

Last October, a spokesperson for Cargill said: “The plan is to rebuild the turbine and revert back to this as a key source of energy for the facility.”

It was not immediately clear today if the company planned to take down all of the entire fire-damaged structure, or whether it would remove parts of it before restoring the rest.

Source:  "One of Hull's most familiar landmarks dismantled - 10 months after fire" - By Jack Bowman, 2 JUN 2023, hulldailymail.co.uk

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