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Fife facility lets wind farm engineers train in Scotland

What is believed to be the UK's first training centre for onshore wind farms based around a fully functional decommissioned wind turbine will open for business this week. The new facility at Crossgates, near Dunfermline, houses a recently decommissioned German-built Senvion MD70 wind turbine. In addition, a 17-metre high tower has been erected to provide training at height for engineers.

The £200,000 facility has been set up by the Nottinghamshire-based Mines Rescue Service and will allow the staff of Scottish wind farms to carry out their professional training in Scotland. Because of the limited facilities in Scotland, many engineers and safety officials have had to travel to centres in England to complete mandatory health and safety training.

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