Now There She Blows; with a Pair of Wind Turbines Generating Enough Electricity to Power Their Dundee Tyre Plant, Michelin Show the Way Ahead 'The Wind Turbines Will Reduce Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels, Reducing the Impact Our Products Have on the Environment'

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Now There She Blows; with a Pair of Wind Turbines Generating Enough Electricity to Power Their Dundee Tyre Plant, Michelin Show the Way Ahead 'The Wind Turbines Will Reduce Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels, Reducing the Impact Our Products Have on the Environment'


Byline: By Karen Stewart

SCOTLAND'S fight against environmental damage has been given a welcome boost Vv thanks to an innovative idea in the City of Discovery.

Michelin - the world's leading tyre manufacturer - have managed to send their energy credentials through the roof by building two wind turbines at their Dundee plant.

Producing around eight million kilowatts of electricity per year, the two turbines create enough energy to produce most of the tyres created on site.

And by producing clean, green energy, the international company are helping to do their bit for the planet.

Bryan Bennett, Michelin's head of engineering, said: "Our goal was to improve performance in a responsible manner, which is exactly what we've achieved.

"First we looked at reducing our consumption and making sure the site was running as efficiently as possible, with minimum energy waste.

"Then, we carried out rigorous tests to make sure the area was suitable for wind turbines. We put up a mast to measure the strength of the wind for a year before we went ahead with the project.

"Creating the two turbines on site had two advantages for us in that we were using our own land and our point of use was very close. So, unlike wind farms, we didn't have to worry about transporting the energy from far away, as all our sub-stations were on site."

The ambitious project is part of Michelin's ongoing Performance and Responsibility Charter. But despite using other forms of renewable energy, such as solar power, in many of their European sites, it's the first time the company have relied on wind power for tyre production.

Bryan said: "We did look at using solar power here, but found that it wouldn't be a viable option for the site. But other Michelin sites do use solar power instead of wind because it's more productive for them. We rate each site on its own merits and devise the best way forward for each one. …

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