THE assembly of a new wind farm near Denbigh has begun with the delivery of the the first turbine blades last week.

The site of the new windfarm, in Brenig, near Denbigh, will see 16 wind turbines with blades spanning 110 metres put in place by September this year.

The project, directed by civil engineering company Jones Bros on behalf of CGN, a Chinese energy group, began in July 2017 with the digging of access tracks for cranes and heavy vehicles.

Construction of the turbines’ foundations has been completed, requiring 500 cubic metres of concrete and 48 tonnes of steel.

Eryl Roberts, project manager for Jones Bros, said: “When you take on a scheme that needs most of the work completing over the winter months, there is a greater risk of delays due to bad weather.

“The team has done a great job to make so much progress.”

The turbines will be assembled over the next three months at the Brenig site.

Once completed, the windfarm will supply enough energy to the National Grid to power 25,000 UK homes.

Jones Bros has said they will then reinstate the land by removing access tracks and reseeding to leave the area in its original condition.