|Location||County Durham, England|
|Project scope||2 turbines|
|Turbine height||100m to blade tip|
At the time of their construction in 2004, the turbines at Harehill Wind Farm were the largest and most powerful in the UK. A locally based company, AMEC Wind Services, initially developed the site and also provided project management during the construction phase. Construction on the site began in the summer of 2003, with the turbines delivered to Hartlepool docks and then transported in sections to site in delivery vehicles up to 50m long in October 2003.
Harehill Wind Farm can generate enough power to supply nearly 3,000 homes and displaces the emission of over 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Putting Harehill into perspective...
Here are some well-known tall structures, in comparison to the turbines at Harehill:
- Nelsons Column - 56m high
- The Rotunda (Birmingham) - 81m
- The Statue of Liberty - 93m
- Big Ben - 96m