Start imminent on UK's largest offshore windfarm

This is a summary of the article in CHARTERED MECH. ENG. 13.12.06.

German power company E.On is to build the UK's largest offshore wind farm.

It will cost 325 million and will be built in Solway Firth. The rated output will be 180MWe (three 60MW turbines). This compares with the 90MW scheme near Whitstable and the 60 MW scheme at Scroby Sands near Great Yarmouth.

The turbines will be 75m tall with three 44m blades.

Construction is to start in 2007.

ND comment:

Given the article in the New Scientist 16.12.06, how can this project be justified?

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