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Nov 2016

Land Agreement

ACE develops exclusivity agreement on the use of the land from Bristol City Council which is ultimately signed in 2021.

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Aug 2019

Grid Connection Secured

ACE secure a grid connection agreement with Western Power Distribution for an 11kV supply to the turbine site. The works include the provision and installation of HV cable and substation equipment. 

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July 2020

Planning Approval Granted

On the 8th July 2020, ACE’s planning application, supported by comprehensive and detailed Environmental, Ecological, Transport, and Community reports, receives a unanimous vote for approval from Bristol City Council’s Planning Committee. The turbine approved has a maximum tip height of 150m. It is to be built on Council land at the site shown. The permission is granted for 25 years from commissioning. 

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Nov 2021

Planning Conditions Met

Pre-construction planning conditions are met and approved by Bristol City Council, thus allowing the project to progress.

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Financial Close

The wind turbine receives funding from Thrive Renewables, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, other local lenders, and a £0.5m grant from WECA via the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. 

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July 2022

Groundwork Commences

Work begins on site with clearance and the development of access roads.

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Sept 2022

Foundation Works Begin

A steel rebar frame is used to shape a solid concrete foundation for the turbine.

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Feb 2023

Blades and Tower Delivered

Two weeks after arriving in the UK, the three blades are delivered to the site with a police escort. The tower sections arrive two days later.

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Feb 2023

Tower, Nacelle and Rotor Assembly

Following set up of the specialist crane, the tower sections are assembled and the nacelle and rotor are added over a four day period.

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Blade Installation

It then takes a further week to install all three of the blades.

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The commissioning process then begins to ensure the turbine is in working order.

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