First of two giant wind turbines makes its mark on Derby skyline

December 11, 2013 by  
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WORK to put up a 130-metre wind turbine in Derby has been finished and another is nearing completion.

Severn Trent Water has built one structure at Derby Sewage Treatment Works, in Megaloughton Lane, after permission was granted last year. The gearbox for the second turbine was being put in place today.

Spondon resident Derek Hathaway, who has lived in the village for 43 years, was among residents who said he was happy the turbines were being built.

He said: “We were warned a few years ago and have had different presentations about it.

“I’m sympathetic to it because Severn Trent have to put turbines somewhere.

“It’s out of the way and will not be intrusive.”

Jon Beeson, renewable-energy specialist at Severn Trent Water, said the turbines would become operational in the next couple of months.

They measure 130 metres to the tips of their blades – more than twice the height of Derby Cathedral’s tower.

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