Towering above the marshes, it’s hard to miss the mammoth blades of Frodsham Wind Farm which will comprise 19 turbines in total.
Each structure stands 125m tall, making them either an ugly blot on the landscape or objects of grace and beauty depending on your view. Some have even suggested the whirling giants could be a dangerous distraction to drivers.
Developers Peel Energy hope to have the site fully up and running as a commercial venture by the end of 2016.
A Peel Energy spokeswoman said recently: “Construction of Frodsham Wind Farm is progressing well and we expect to have all nineteen of the turbines erected by the end of this summer.
“After this, we’ll be commissioning the turbines and remain on track for the wind farm becoming commercially operational before the end of this year.”
Eventually Peel say the site will provide 50MW of clean energy, making it one the largest onshore stations in the country.
Such is the size of the turbine blades that each had to be individually transported on huge carrier beds from the Port of Liverpool with an escort.
The assembly was carried out by Cheetham Hill Construction Limited and a team from German company Nordex.
A statement on Peel’s website says a community benefit fund, a £3m pot from the company to be given to the community, will be available ‘once the wind farm becomes operational’.