Planning consent was successfully secured for a single 500kW wind turbine with a tip height of 67 metres at Carr Farm, Rimswell. The client had been considering a wind turbine at the site for many years, at what is an open site just a few kilometres from the coast, well suited for a wind turbine.
JHWalter Energy supported the project delivery phase advising on contracts, service and maintenance, project delivery, funding and Ofgem accreditation.
Much of the energy produced by the wind turbine is utilised on site by the egg production business K Fresh, considerably reducing its CO2 emissions. In addition K fresh grow their own grain, process it, feed the birds and process, pack and distribute the eggs, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint, reduced food miles and the reuse of wastes as fertilisers.
The location of the wind turbine was chosen after extensive feasibility work, including the following considerations: