Wind Turbine Training Day

26 Aug 2015 | Categories: Uncategorised | Posted by: Angela Leeman

Many people would be surprised at the level of technology contained in the design and operation of a wind turbine.

On 12th August, our Andrew Horncastle and David Watson attended an operator training workshop in Beverley with wind turbine manufacturer EWT. The purpose of the day was to thoroughly go through the design and components forming the turbine and the operation of the machine once in place.

EWT, a company based in Holland, have supplied several hundred turbines in to the UK and have a number operating in the East Riding, their most common machine being their 500KWH Direct Wind 52/54. The machine simply comprises the rotors, a generator, Nacelle blades and the tower within which the converter is housed. This machine has a direct drive and no gearbox.

The design is full of technology and this provides the operator with the ability to control and monitor the machine remotely 24/7.

David said “You drive by these things and think they are just a large windmill, it is only when you attend an event like this that you learn how modern technology allows the operator to harvest the maximum amount of wind energy available”.

The day began with a four hour session, listening to a presentation by EWT’s Johan Top at the Beverley Arms Hotel. After lunch, attendees drove over to Long Riston to inspect a new turbine. This involved climbing the 50 metre tower, a task not for the fainthearted.

This company’s turbine planned for Green Park at Newport will be commissioned in October.


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New, contemporary Eco Offices available NOW

10 Jul 2015 | Categories: Uncategorised | Posted by: Angela Leeman


The first phase of Horncastle Group’s latest development, Green Park in Newport is now complete, incorporating Eco Offices for local business which are available for immediate occupation.

Small office suites are usually only found in larger buildings or business centres.  However, the Eco Offices at Green Park provide a unique opportunity to buy or rent a self contained small office with it’s own identity.

Green Park is an entirely new 18 acre business park situated at Junction 38 on the M62.  The first phase of development comprises 10 Eco Offices of 450-900 sq.ft and a 20,000 sq.ft industrial unit.

Eco Offices can be purchased from £95,000 and are a great investment for your business if you are looking to secure an asset for the long term.  Alternatively, you may just wish to rent one whilst your business grows.

The first phase of development at Green Park has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which means the buildings are developed to the highest of quality, with exceptional energy efficiency and low running costs.

Call us on 01482 631295 or email info@horncastlegroup.com to request more information.


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