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Jaw-dropping size of wind turbine blade emerges as abnormal load inches its way from Nigg yard in Easter Ross to destination


By Caroline McMorran

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The reality of the mega-size of new 149.9 metre high turbines being constructed at Gordonbush Wind Farm has hit home.

An abnormal load carrying a 63.5 metre long turbine blade inched its way north along the A9 from Nigg harbour yesterday, turning at Brora to access the single-track road Strathbrora road.

The wind farm operated by SSE Renewables and some 9.5km north west of Brora, is accessed at Ascoile.

Work to prepare bridges and parapets along the route for the abnormal loads has been going on for months.

A trial run was held earlier this month.

Tain and District Development Trust also posted an update on the movement. It said: "Just to give people an idea of the size of turbine components travelling from Nigg, past Tain and up the A9 for the Gordonbush Extension Windfarm, near Brora. This is one blade slowly making its way up the A9!"

What a whopper! Picture: Tain and District Development TRust
What a whopper! Picture: Tain and District Development TRust

More convoy movements are planned on Thursday and Friday morning.

Information about further deliveries of turbine components can be found here.


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