Last Blades Leave Inverness

24th October 2016

Last week, the last wind turbine blade left the Port of Inverness for delivery to the Dunmaglass Wind Farm, on the west side of Loch Ness.  Originally 99 blades delivered to the port from Turkey for this large wind farm project in Summer 2015 and were stored at the Port until the site was ready for the wind turbines to be erected.  Delivery of the tower sections to the Port commenced in Spring this year and since then there has been a steady run of loads to the site culminating in the final one leaving recently. Commenting Sinclair Browne, CEO at the Port said ” The blades became a familiar sight to people using the Kessock Bridge on a regular basis over the last 18 months.  I have had a few calls from members of the public interested in them, commenting how good it was to see the port busy and playing an important role in the renewables market.  Whilst we are all sad to see the final one go, we need the space for other cargos scheduled for delivery.” 

The picture shows the final blade leaving the port on it was way to the development site.