London Array is fully commissioned and generating 630MW of clean energy which is expected to produce enough electricity to power over half a million UK homes each year. The Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be a 1,200MW wind project with 288 turbines. This mega wind power installation will provide power to 820,000 UK homes every year. The following is from Gov.UK. By Amber Archangel
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UK offshore wind energy goes large
The power of the UK’s offshore wind resource is set to be harnessed further today, with the go-ahead given for another large wind farm.
- Planning consent granted for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Triton Knoll, off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast – £3.6 billion investment, around 1,130 jobs created and providing power to 820,000 homes.
North Norfolk Railway, Poppy Line
A very short video of the lovely Poppy Line between Sheringham and Weybourne, this was Boxing Day in the UK (26th December), where warm Mince pies and Sherry were served to us. Worth a visit. Background Courtesy of Son Electronique “Steam”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm
Hundreds of jobs are set to be created in this large project, which between them will generate enough power for almost one million homes when completed and bring in over £4 billion of investment into the country.
Secretary of State for Energy Edward Davey said;
“The investments by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited is testament to the power of inward investment in the UK.
“This project will attract billions in investment into the UK, support hundreds of skilled green jobs in Lincolnshire, Norfolk while providing homes with clean energy.
“Only last week the Prime Minister opened the London Array, the largest operating wind farm in the world, and today we gave planning permission to build a bigger offshore wind farm. Offshore wind is an important contributor to our energy mix.
“We have provided certainty early to offshore wind investors and now see significant investment decisions being made that will benefit the UK’s economy for years to come.”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited has been granted permission to construct a 1,200MW wind farm with 288 turbines which is expected to generate over £3.6 billion of investment in Lincolnshire and Norfolk and create around 1,130 jobs across the country.
London Array is located around 20km off the coasts of Kent and Essex on a 100km2 site. Its 175 Siemens 3.6MW turbines have a combined capacity of 630MW and are expected to produce enough electricity to power over half a million UK homes each year.
You may read more about this project at: infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk
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