£1.3bn Offshore Wind Farm Given Green Light

Posted by  The Tig 11-Sep-2015 01:00:00

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wind-farmE.ON has been given the go ahead to construct a 400mW wind farm 13km off the Suffolk coast, following significant financial commitment.

The 116 turbine strong project, known as the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, will occupy 72km² and represents an investment of £1.3bn from E.ON and Green Investment Bank.

With work starting in June 2015, it is due for to be completed by 2018. The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes a year and create between 250 and 300 construction jobs, as well as 65 permanent MRO jobs once the wind farm is operational.

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