This page is intended to keep you up to date with the proposal as developments occur.
November 2012 - Television Reception
We are aware that the television reception of a small number of properties is potentially being affected by our wind farm and we are currently investigating the issue. Interference has been experienced by some residents aligned to the Winter Hill transmitter and living to the north of the wind farm. Those using the Haslingden relay transmitter are not affected. The reception from the Winter Hill transmitter in this area to the north of the wind farm is on the threshold of being acceptable for digital TV and reflections from the turbine blades may be causing interference due to the marginal signal level. Prior to the wind farm being constructed, upgrade works were undertaken by Arqiva to the Haslingden relay to ensure there were no reception issues to viewers using this relay.
Of the cases that have been brought to our attention we have sent out our aerial engineers to investigate any interference and undertake remedial works where necessary. If you live to the north of the wind farm and are experiencing television reception issues please contact us and we will investigate the matter as soon as possible. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to residents for any inconvenience caused.
The Energiekontor team can be contacted as follows: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Tel: 0113 204 4850 Address: Energiekontor 4330 Park Approach Thorpe Park Leeds, LS15 8GB
28 August 2012 - First wind turbine arrives on Oswaldtwistle Moor.
Components for the first wind turbine arrived on site today and will be erected this week if the weather remains favourable.
The turbine erection phase of the project has now commenced and all twelve turbines are planned for erection during September and October. Energiekontor expect the wind farm to be fully commissioned and completed in January 2013.
Following completion of project financing for Hyndburn wind farm, construction began in December 2011. Initial works to date have included the installation of site roads, crane hardstandings and wind turbine foundations. Turbine components are forecast to arrive on site at the end of August 2012 and will be erected throughout September and October.
Conservefor, the moorland restoration specialists instructed to undertake restoration works on Oswaldtwistle Moor, have completed nearly 75% of the moorland restoration works agreed with stakeholders as part of the wind farm planning application.
The works will help create the ideal habitat for bog forming species and wetland plants, particularly sphagnum mosses. Works have included the blocking of many manmade grips (ditches) re-profiling badly eroded peat drip edges, the installation of a number of stone dams preventing further peat erosion and sediment loss and the installation of Geojute matting protecting large areas of bare peat. This valuable conservation work will improve biodiversity across the site and restore the moorland habitat to an active blanket bog.
Energiekontor UK has completed the project financing of Hyndburn wind farm. This is a significant milestone for the UK company and will allow construction of its third UK wind farm to proceed. The wind farm, scheduled to be fully commissioned in autumn 2012, will use REpower mm82 turbines to provide an installed capacity of 24.6MW. Galliford Try Infrastructure has been awarded the balance of plant contract to build the wind farm and are expecting to commence construction works late 2011. Conservefor are appointed to undertake moor restoration works which are part of a long term ecological enhancement plan to improve the peat moorland.
The planning application for the proposed Hyndburn Wind Farm was submitted to Hyndburn Borough Council on 9th December 2009 and was confirmed as being valid on 10th December 2009.