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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Green Rigg windfarm powers ahead

ONE of the biggest civil engineering projects in Tynedale since the building of Kielder Water 30 years ago has come to fruition.

Green Rigg Windfarm

The £27m Green Rigg wind farm near Ridsdale is now fully operational, producing almost enough green energy to meet the households needs of Hexham and Prudhoe combined.
The 18 turbines erected by Scottish firm Barr Construction on behalf of EDF Energy Renewables can generate 36 megawatts of electricity, enough to serve some 19,000 homes.
The giant turbines each stand more than 125m high, and can be seen from as far away as the Roman Wall.
They were designed by Corbridge-based Wind Prospect.

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