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Huge turbine blade on road may cause traffic delays

PUBLISHED: 18:17 12 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:43 07 July 2010

Richard Parr

A huge turbine blade used in a trial at a wind farm at North Pickenham, near Swaffham, will form a large load which is due to be escorted through the county tomorrow morning .

A huge turbine blade used in a trial at a wind farm at North Pickenham, near Swaffham, will form a large load which is due to be escorted through the county today . The blade will be escorted from the wind farm to Southampton. It is due to be escorted to the Suffolk border along the A11 from 7am.

Police are advising motorists that delays can be expected on the Swaffham area roads and the A11 this morning .

The blade, known as a stealth blade, had been used in trials for a week.

David Linley, manager of projects at Enertrag UK, which runs North Pickenham wind farm, said one of the main objections the Ministry of Defence and the Civil Aviation Authority has to wind turbines is that they have said the moving blade can be mistaken for aircraft on radars. He said that manufacturer, Vesta, had been working on developing a blade that cannot be detected by radar.

Mr Linley said that the trial went ahead as planned but it will be some time before the results will be analysed and made public.


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