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Giant wind turbine to be demolished by explosion

The 177m-high turbine was used a test facility for offshore wind farmsImage copyright SSE
Image caption The 177m-high turbine was used a take a look at facility for offshore wind farms

An enormous wind turbine at Hunterston in Ayrshire is to be blown up in a managed explosion.

The 177m-high (580ft) turbine had been used a take a look at website for offshore wind farms equivalent to the huge Beatrice subject within the Outer Moray Firth.

The different turbine on the Hunterston website was dismantled by a crane final 12 months.

But operators SSE Renewables stated no secure methodology of dismantling was doable on this case.

It intends to carried out a managed felling on 19 September, climate allowing.

The National Offshore Wind Turbine Test facility at Hunterston was established in 2012.

The 193.5m-high Mitsubishi 7MW Sea Angel turbine was decommissioned final 12 months.

The 6MW Siemens offshore wind turbine will now additionally be demolished.

SSE stated the take a look at website had been instrumental in securing Scotland’s place as a world chief in offshore wind vitality analysis and improvement.

Once the location is cleared it’ll be handed again to landowner Peel Ports.

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