|Location||Tween Bridge Moor, Thorne, Doncaster|
|Project scope||22 turbines|
|Turbine height||up to 80m to hub and 125m to blade tip|
|Total power||44 MW|
Tween Bridge Wind Farm is a consented 22 turbine scheme originally submitted for planning by United Utilities Green Energy Ltd. before it was acquired by E.ON in 2004.
The project was consented in 2008 after a joint public enquiry with Keadby Wind Farm (A project owned by Renewable Energy Solutions.)
The Site Boundary Map can be downloaded below.
Tween Bridge Site Boundary Map (835KB)
Tween Bridge is operational
We have recently completed construction at Tween Bridge Wind Farm, and the site is now fully commissioned and exporting power to the National Grid. We still have some work to do, which we hope to complete this year.
Construction Begins -24 May 2011
The Wind Farm is now under construction. Roads are being prepared as are the foundations and substation.
Tween Bridge Access Routes (874KB)
*these milestones are estimates and are subject to weather conditions and other factors which may affect the programme.
September 2011 - Grid work continuing until end of September
June 2011 to August 2011 - Piling activity at the turbine locations is likely to commence.
October 2011 to January 2012 - The turbines are expected to be delivered to site.
April 2012 to June 2012 - The Wind Farm is expected to begin generating clean electricity.
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Why Tween Bridge?
The wind farm is expected to make a significant contribution towards UK Government targets for renewable generation. We believe that the Tween Bridge scheme has a number of advantages as a wind farm location, specifically the area benefits from a number of features which are key to the successful development of a suitable wind farm:
- Significant wind resource
- Close to a suitable connection into the electricity grid
The Tween Bridge wind farm would provide a community fund towards worthwhile local projects and initiatives. This fund would provide approximately £1.25 million for the benefit of local people.
As part of a programme to raise awareness a major public consultation exercise was undertaken by United Utilities Green Energy Ltd when the original application was submitted. This allowed an understanding of the issues which are important to key stakeholders, the local community and local authority. It was also important in providing those living or working close to the proposed development with more information and the opportunity to talk to developers working on the proposal. Public exhibitions were held in Thorne in November 2003, attendees were invited to complete a questionnaire which indicated that:
- 66% supported the proposal
- 23% opposed the project
- 11% were undecided
A monthly Community Liaison Group has been established by E.ON to offer the opportunity for you to voice your concerns and engage with us on the project during construction.
The Tween Bridge wind farm would:
- Provide over 30,000 homes annual electricity needs - that's one in ten households in Doncaster
- Save over 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over its lifetime (25 years) - that's equivalent to the emissions from 32,000 family cars, each travelling 12,000 miles a year
- Create more than 100 jobs during construction with a small number of jobs also needed to provide a permanent maintenance team