We are very close to commissioning the turbine now. If there are no more glitches, commissioning and testing should be completed by the 31st October. Fingers crossed all goes to plan now we are so near the end of the construction phase. The children of Ruswarp Primary School are helping us name the turbine. Once […]
Last week the turbine kiosk was installed. Like the local residents, the Directors of Esk Energy are concerned about the visual impact of the kiosk. Plans were already in place to plant trees and shrubs once the contractor had finished. However, the Directors are aware that further work will need to be done to improve […]
After a long wait the turbine has actually arrived on site. Watch the arrival and lifting of the turbine into place. Read more: Whitby Gazette Yorkshire Post The Guardian online BBC York and North Yorkshire ITV Yorkshire Thanks to the Co-operative Enterprise Hub for their help with gaining wide press coverage. […]
The Archimedes screw turbine is expected to arrive on site about 9am on Tuesday 4th September. Please come and join us watch the turbine being lowered into place during the morning, weather permitting. We will gather on the pavement of The Carrs (B1410), on the opposite side of the river to the site – map. […]
Great news. The upgraded Larinier fish pass is now open. Click here to watch the fish pass in operation. To the left of the fish pass you can see where the Archimedes screw will sit – close up below.
Despite all the rain, work is progressing on site. Shame we aren’t in a position to generate yet!
Work is well underway on upgrading the fish pass. Weather permitting, it is due for completion the first week in July.
The Co-op North Yorkshire Area Committee visited the site on Wednesday 13th June to find out more about the project. Fortunately the rain held off and from the river bank opposite they were able to see the work that has started on upgrading the fish pass. We have received a lot of support from the […]
TV reporter Adrian Pitches made something of a splash on Saturday, 19 May, when he visited Ruswarp to mark the start of the installation. Adrian Pitches, environment correspondent for BBC Look North, broke the ground to get proceedings under way which will result in a generation of green energy powered by the River Esk. Adrian […]
Whilst there has been a slight delay to work starting on site, with the contractor now due on site on Monday 28th May, this hasn’t held up the launching of the updated Whitby Esk Energy website. The new website will enable us to keep everyone up-to-date with the construction phase and with generation once the […]