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New offshore wind farm to be built off the UK East Coast

Dong Energy has confirmed investment in an offshore wind farm in the Greater Wash area which could power 400,000 homes.

The Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm will be 27km off the coast of Britain and will have a capacity of up to 580MW. A deal with Siemens is expected to see the farm consist of 91 of its 6MW turbines.

Dong Energy executive vice president Samuel Leupold said: “The Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm is yet another enabler for the growth of the offshore wind supply chain in UK, and the project will create jobs in the UK at all levels of the supply chain.

“The size of this project will enable us to utilise the economies of scale to continue to drive down cost of electricity produced by offshore wind farms. This is a must win battle and we are getting one step closer with the decision to build this offshore wind farm.”

Dong Energy, offshore wind farm

Source: Dong Energy

The Siemens 6MW turbines in action.

Race Bank will be constructed and operate under the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme.

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