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Gallery: Senvion turbines installed at former coal mine

UK: The 4MW Oakdale project has been opened in Wales on the site of a former coal mine, which operated between 1911 and 1989.

  • The Oakdale wind project has been opened in South Wales

    The Oakdale wind project has been opened in South Wales

  • The 4MW site is located in Caerphilly

    The 4MW site is located in Caerphilly

  • The development is using two Senvion MM100 turbines

    The development is using two Senvion MM100 turbines

  • And has 50-metre blades

    And has 50-metre blades

  • Oakdale is the first project in Europe to use the turbines

    Oakdale is the first project in Europe to use the turbines

  • It is also the first commercial project to be constructed in partnership with a Welsh local authority

    It is also the first commercial project to be constructed in partnership with a Welsh local authority

  • Construction at the site was completed in March

    Construction at the site was completed in March

  • Partnerships for Renewables will also provide £10,000 a year to the local community

    Partnerships for Renewables will also provide £10,000 a year to the local community

  • It will fund local social, economic and environmental projects

    It will fund local social, economic and environmental projects

  • The site located is on the former Oakdale coal mine

    The site located is on the former Oakdale coal mine

  • The pit was in operation between 1911 and 1989

    The pit was in operation between 1911 and 1989

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The project has been developed by Partnerships for Renewables in conjunction with the Caerphilly local authority.

The site is located on the old Oakdale coal mine, which has now been redeveloped into a business park.

Oakdale is using Senvion's (formally Repower) MM100 turbine — the first project in Europe to do so.

Partnerships for Renewables is also donating £10,000 (EUR 12,337) a year to the local community for social, economic and environmental projects. 

(Pic credit: Flying Elephant Aerial Solutions)

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