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Torness power station employees recently visited Fallago Rig wind farm in the Lammermuirs to learn about EDF's low-carbon commitments
Torness power station employees recently visited Fallago Rig wind farm in the Lammermuirs to learn about EDF's low-carbon commitments

Staff at EDF’s Torness nuclear power station visited nearby Fallago Rig wind farm in the Lammermuirs to learn about other areas of the company’s work, as well as its low-carbon commitments.

During a guided tour, part of an open day to encourage a better awareness and understanding of other areas of the business, EDF employees had a chance to look inside the turbines and visit the control room.

Sean Macdonald, finance manager at Torness, was one of 15 staff members on the trip, and afterwards he said: “Learning about the cost of the turbines, how they are built, their maintenance and lifespan was interesting. We got to stand inside a turbine, understand the basic workings, how much electricity is generated and how the wind strength affects the generation and how the blades stay attached in gale-force wind.”

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