Constructing the turbines
A 600 tonne crane was used to construct the turbines. The crane was shipped to New Zealand from Denmark.
Four local schools visited the wind farm during construction, and planted time capsules in the base of a wind turbine.
Seven of Te Uku’s wind turbines
Seven of the 28 wind turbines at Te Uku wind farm.
View of Te Uku wind farm
The Te Uku wind farm site has strong and consistent wind speeds, making it an ideal place for a wind farm.
Transporting the turbines
Turbine parts were transported to the wind farm by road from the Port of Auckland/Waikato.
The turbines were manufactured at two sites. The towers were built in Korea and the turbine parts in Denmark.