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Bahrain has celebrated a world first with the installation of the turbine blades at its World Trade Center towers.

The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) is the first building in the world to incorporate large scale integrated wind turbines which are expected to generate 11% to 15% of the energy requirements of the 50 storey, 240m high office building. Installation of the 29m diameter turbine blades represents a culmination of over three years of intensive research and development by Atkins in association with its Danish partner Ramboll & Norwin. 'The three wind turbines are horizontally supported between the towers by three bridges weighing 65t each, said Atkins senior project manager Simha Lytherao.

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