Vattenfall has started construction on a major offshore wind farm off the Kent coast.
The Swedish company expects the Kentish Flats Extension project to cost more than £150 million.
The 15-turbine project will have a total capacity of 49.5MW and is expected to produce its first power later this year.
It will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of 35,000 homes.
Piers Guy, Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager, said: “It’s important the UK pipeline keeps delivering – and Kentish Flats Extension does that in a modest way – so that British suppliers can maintain a foothold in the sector and help capture the significant economic opportunities that go with it.”
The project is an extension of the 90MW Kentish Flats offshore wind facility, which has been operating since September 2005.