Holmen's Iggesund Paperboard mill in Workington, England, receives approval to install 262-ft. meteorological mast, which will gather data on wind for possibly erecting wind turbines to reduce carbon footprint

LOS ANGELES , January 5, 2012 () –

Iggesund Paperboard has received local planning approval to install a 262-foot meteorological mast in a field east of its mill in Workington, England, so that it can determine the feasibility of erecting wind turbines to reduce its carbon footprint, reported the Times & Star on Jan. 5.

The mast, which will be colored to blend with the sky, will gather data on wind conditions and be taken down after 18 months.

Prior to receiving approval for the mast, concerns about visibility were raised by Seaton Parish Council, the Times & Star reported.

Protestors also had fought against a 303-foot wind turbine planned next to a nearby Eastman chemical plant, which would have caused shadow flicker, said Jason Lowden of St. Helens Farm.

There is less opposition to the possibility of wind turbines at Iggesund, reported the Times & Star.

E.ON AG has a wind farm nearby at Siddick, according to the Germany-based energy company’s website.

Iggesund Paperboard is owned by Sweden-based Holmen Group, a European manufacturer of virgin-fiber paperboard used in packaging and graphics sectors. According to the company’s website, the Workington mill has an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes of Incada, a multilayered folding boxboard.

The primary source of this article is the Times & Star, Workington, England, on Jan. 5, 2012.

 

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