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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