Towers about to rise on newest Maine wind farm

July 2, 2012 • Business

This photo provided by First Wind shows workmen securing a tower base at Maine’s newest wind farm on Bull Hill in Hancock County, Maine, Friday, June 29, 2012. The project, scheduled to be operating by November, will be comprised of 19 wind turbine towers and is expected to supply the electricity needs for 85,000 homes. (AP Photo/First Wind)

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Towers are beginning to take form as construction progresses at Maine’s newest wind farm.

All of the tower sections have arrived by ship from Denmark and will be delivered over a matter of weeks to the site of the $76 million Bull Hill project in central Hancock County, about 18 miles northeast of Ellsworth.

The builder, First Wind, said 16 of the 19 turbine pads were built by last week. The first base section of a tower was set into place Friday and more are expected to take form in the weeks ahead. Wind blades and generators, Login to read more

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