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Westray Windflow 500
Westray Windflow 500 Orkney
Hammer Farm, Westray location map
Westray Windflow 500, Civil works
Westray Windflow 500, Foundation
Westray Windflow 500, Foundation slab
Westray Windflow 500, Grouted ring
Westray Windflow 500, Pre Assembly unit
Westray Windflow 500, Pre Assembly logo
Westray Windflow 500, pitch bearings
Westray Windflow 500, Tower
Westray Windflow 500, snow on site
Westray Windflow 500, Blades on site
Westray Windflow 500, transporting to site
Westray Windflow 500, Day 1 on site
Westray Windflow 500, tower base
Westray Windflow 500, tower installation
Westray Windflow 500, tower installation of top
Westray Windflow 500, Day 2 on site
Westray Windflow 500, blades arrive
Westray Windflow 500, attaching blades
Westray Windflow 500, Nacelle and rotor
Westray Windflow 500, Day 3 on site
Westray Windflow 500, final preparations for lift
Westray Windflow 500, lifting Nacelle and rotor
Westray Windflow 500, crane lifting Nacelle
Westray Windflow 500, view from the top
Westray Windflow 500, view to the west
Westray Windflow 500, completed turbine
Westray Windflow 500, Poster competition

Westray

Windflow installed its first Windflow 500 turbine in the UK at Hammer Farm on Westray, Orkney Islands in early 2013.

Windflow installed its first Windflow 500 turbine in the UK at Hammer Farm on Westray, Orkney Islands in early 2013.

"The Windflow 500 has an outstanding performance in high winds, and the installation on Westray looks set to become the most productive turbine on the islands with a tip-height under 50 metres", Tracey Jackson, marketing manager for dealer Bryan J Rendall (Electrical) Limited

View a video of the turbine operating accompanied by great local Orkney music.

News

* April 2013 media release 

* October 2012 news video.

Turbine(s) 1 x Windflow 33-500
Commissioned Feb 2013
Developer A JV between local developer Colin Risbridger and Windflow Hammer Limited
Project manager Windflow Hammer Limited
Principal Contractor, civil works, cranes Heddle Construction Limited
Electrical balance of plant, comms and installation Bryan J Rendall (Electrical) Limited
Key facts Windflow’s first UK project, it was successfully installed in one of the most remote parts of the UK, with a severe wind regime in the middle of winter storms. Colin liked the turbine so much he joined the company as Windflow’s Development Manager!