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Monday, May 19, 2008

A Wind Farm off Felixstowe?

It has been reported that the world's largest offshore wind farm with 140 wind turbines will be erected off the Suffolk coast and could start producing electricity as early as 2009.

Work is expected to start next year on the Greater Gabbard wind farm with comletion planned for 2010.

Chosen for its high wind speeds and quite low depths of water, there appears to be no environmental concerns although fishermen are worried about the impact on fishing grounds. It is considered unlikely that wind farm will be visible from the shore so it should not impact on the horizon. The field will offer its power to the National Grid at Sizewell.


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