Preparing for power tower

Work on the Mt Stuart wind farm near Milton is continuing with a foundation being prepared as a...
Work on the Mt Stuart wind farm near Milton is continuing with a foundation being prepared as a ring is placed into position. The foundation ring will be embedded in the concrete form the base for the tower to be bolted on. Photo supplied.

Work on the Mt Stuart wind farm between Milton and Waitahuna is progressing well as foundations are being prepared and base rings placed in position. The rings will be embedded in the concrete to form the base upon which each tower will be bolted.

Pioneer Generation chief executive Fraser Jonker said everything was "on track as planned" and towers would begin to be put in place at the beginning of next month.

Work began on the nine-turbine wind farm in April, expected to commissioned in December.

Last month, pupils from nearby Waitahuna Primary School had been up to see the station being built as part of their wind generation studies and will return to the site later in the year when the turbines are operating.

 

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