First turbine installed at Kent offshore wind farm

An extension to an offshore wind farm in Kent has installed its first turbine. Vattenfall is building the Kentish Flats Offshore Extension Wind Farm, which is located 7km off Whitstable […]

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An extension to an offshore wind farm in Kent has installed its first turbine.

Vattenfall is building the Kentish Flats Offshore Extension Wind Farm, which is located 7km off Whitstable and Herne Bay off the Kent coast.

Matthew Green, Vattenfall’s Project Director said: “One up, 14 to go.

“Anyone watching from the shore will be able to watch a very challenging job with 155 tonne steel towers, 70 metres tall, in two sections getting lifted in one go and bolted onto the foundation.”

The extension is expected to be completed later this year and generate 173,000MWh a year – enough power to produce around 5.3 billion cups of tea, the company claims.