Turbine parts on the move

Last updated 10:51 10/03/2014
Wind farm turbine pylons
ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ

Mill Creek wind farm turbine pylon sections stacked at Centreport.

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The first shipment of turbine pylon components for Meridian Energy's Mill Creek wind farm in Ohariu Valley have arrived at CentrePort and another shipment is due next week. 

Meridian spokeswoman Michelle Brooker said the over-size loads will be trucked from the port between 10.30pm and 6.30am from Sunday to Thursday next week and in following weeks.

The trucks will travel via Waterloo Quay, Whitmore St,  Lambton Quay, Thorndon Quay, Hutt Road, SH1 to Porirua, Titahi Bay Rd, Kenepuru Dr, Raiha St, Broken Hill Rd, Spicers Forest, Ohariu Valley Rd and Boom Rock Rd.

Depending on shipments and weather, getting all the components to the windfarm is expected to take 13 weeks.

Once completed later this year, the 26-turbine wind farm will generate up to 59.8 megawatts, enough power to supply about 30,000 homes.

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