Noble Foods Thornton
About Noble Foods
Noble Foods is the largest supplier of UK eggs and egg products.
About the Project
Noble Foods Thornton site is located to the south of Glenrothes, Fife. The site employs 150 people across their three divisions: Agriculture, Milling and Packing Centre.
Wind Direct are proposing to develop a single wind turbine, which would add to the company’s current portfolio of small scale wind turbines and solar generators and supply clean, green energy to the Noble Foods Thornton site, where egg production has taken place for more than 40 years.
Thornton is a key part of Noble Foods business, requiring large volumes of electricity to power the farm, feed mill and packing centre. The proposed development would provide a sustainable source of electricity at a cost lower than that currently paid to import energy derived from fossil fuels.
Noble Foods has recently undertaken a major investment in their packing centre installing the latest technology. They have also built a new enriched colony farm to the environmentally ‘best available technique’ to replace some of their older farms.
Noble Foods believe that they have a duty to the environment and the proposed single turbine scheme is a further demonstration of the company’s desire to minimise their impact on the environment.
This green initiative will not only benefit the environment by reducing their carbon footprint, it will bring price stability and security to a large consumer of electricity.
The project was granted full planning consent in November 2011.
Further details on the proposed development are available on the projects dedicated website www.windthornton.co.uk.