100m wind turbines soon to be operating in farm

Callum Brooks
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A new wind farm between Thorney and Parson Drove is to become fully operational this month.

British renewable energy company RES began construction of Wryde Croft Wind Farm in September 2014, and the 13 100 metre-high turbines were delivered in June 2015.

The construction of the turbines has seen family-owned R G Carter, of Padholme Road East, awarded the main construction contract which was valued at £5 million.

And during the main construction phase, 15 people were employed on the wind farm, including 20-year-old Callum Brooks, while Robert Read from Whittlesey won the contract to provide plant machinery and undertake earthworks, trenching and cabling on the site.

The wind farm will be capable of generating sufficient renewable electricity to power more than 13,000 average UK homes.