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Construction of nine turbines at the Chelveston Renewable Energy Park has been taking place in earnest in the last couple of weeks as the turbines start to go up.

The turbines are each 125 metres tall to the tip of the blade, and Rushden-based Wykes Engineering, the firm behind the construction, said they should be operational in the coming weeks or months.

Chelveston wind farm under construction

Chelveston wind farm under construction

According to the firm, although construction work on the turbines themselves has only started recently, construction work on the ground began some time ago.

Each of the turbines is able to generate 2.5 megawatts of energy, for a combined total of about 23 megawatts.

This is enough to meet the average needs of about 12,500 homes.

Planning permission for an anaerobic digestion and a biofuelled engine driven plant also exists for the Chelveston site.