Keadby wind farm

  • Category: Renewables
  • Energy type: Onshore wind
  • Project type: Project

Keadby Wind Farm, in North Lincolnshire became fully operational in summer 2014. It has 34 turbines, making it England’s largest onshore wind farm.

The project was developed by RES Group, and acquired by SSE in May 2011. The project took almost two years to construct and commission, which included the installation of the North Pilfrey Bridge, allowing construction traffic to bypass the neighbouring villages.

  • 34 turbines
  • 68MW installed capacity
  • West of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
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Keadby wind farm update winter 2013

The final turbine was installed at the site on 11 December 2013. This film from that time looks at the progress on site and the Community Investment funds attached to the wind farm

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Quick overview

SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development of SSE, acquired the Keadby Wind Farm project in North Lincolnshire in May 2011. The project had previously been developed by the RES Group and the 34 turbine project received planning consent in 2008.

The wind farm sits close to Keadby Power Station and our proposed Keadby 2 development.

Latest news

Community projects in North Lincolnshire have received a boost thanks to Keadby wind farm.

25 local groups from Axholme North were granted a share of £168,532 in the first awards from SSE’s Keadby wind farm community fund.

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Community

We recognise that our investments in new electricity generation benefit from the co-operation of the local community in a variety of ways, particularly during the construction phase. In recognition of this, our policy is to establish long-term funds to support community projects in areas where we are developing generation projects. 

Please visit our Community page for more information. 

More information

Background

SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of SSE, acquired the Keadby wind farm project in north Lincolnshire in May 2011. The project had previously been developed by the RES Group and the 34 turbine project received planning consent in 2008. During the construction of the wind farm, the local community and stakeholders were kept informed on the project as it progressed

Turbine deliveries

Turbine deliveries began at the start of August 2013. We held two sessions in nearby villages to inform site neighbours of exactly what they should expect.

Environmental update

You may have noticed new ditches that were created in the fields off the A18, just to the south of the site. These ditches were part of the works to create and enhance habitat in this area specifically for Marsh Harriers, but also Water Voles, as part of the site wide Conservation Management Plan.

Job Fair and Meet the Buyer event

In November 2012, SSE Renewables Keadby Wind Farm held a ‘Meet the Buyer and Jobs Fair’ at the Forest Pines Hotel near Brigg. The event was designed to give Balfour Beatty, the main contractor for the project, the chance to meet local people, businesses and suppliers. All of those that attended were interested in finding out more about the opportunities that may be available during the two year construction period of the Keadby Wind Farm project.