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Landmark reached as Mabey installs first turbine towers

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The first completed wind turbine tower sections to leave Mabey Bridge’s £38M manufacturing facility in South Wales have been delivered and installed at Marr Wind Farm near Doncaster.

A total of 12 steel sections of tower, each more than 25m-high and weighing 50t, have been transported to the site and assembled into four wind turbines. Each tower has a generating capacity of 2MW.

The Marr Wind Farm will eventually have an installed capacity of up to 12MW, and when fully operational, it will generate enough power to meet the energy requirements of up to 6,700 homes.

Rick Eggleston, Managing Director at REpower UK, said: “We are delighted to have installed our first tower sections from a UK supplier and look forward to continuing the excellent working relationship we’ve established with Mabey Bridge.”

Mabey Bridge UK Director Alex Smale said: “Our client has now taken delivery of the first wind turbine tower sections to roll off our production line. This is a significant milestone for Mabey Bridge and a reward for all the hard work that has gone into production. It shows to investors that we are delivering quality finished turbine towers and completes our move into this new market.

“It is exciting to think we will now be able to see the fully assembled towers. That will provide a huge boost to our workforce – who have been fantastic – and demonstrate to the world that we are open for business.”

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