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Outdoor clothing required as phase two of wind farm gets underwayPosted on 12/01/2012

Outdoor clothing required as phase two of wind farm gets underway

Workers kitted up in outdoor clothing are about to start on the second phase of the Camster wind farm, located in Caithness, Scotland.

The company developing the plant, E.ON, says that construction work will now begin on the foundations of the 25 turbines that will provide 50MW of power, enough for 35,000 homes.

Before work could start on the turbines, roadways had to be created and bridges reinforced to allow heavy machinery access to the site. 

The farm is part of E.ON's drive to reduce its emissions by 50 per cent by 2020 on 1990 levels.

Construction project manager at E.ON Dean Guy says that the company is calling on local firms to help it complete the work.

"We're working very hard to use local companies, as much as possible, throughout the construction of this wind farm and have appointed Highlands based contractors and plant and machinery suppliers," he said.

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