New wind turbines arrive at port

WORK on a giant off shore wind farm close to the Essex coast is continuing a pace.

Craig Robinson

WORK on a giant off shore wind farm close to the Essex coast is continuing a pace.

These massive turbine parts could be seen at the Port of Felixstowe over the weekend on their way to nearby Harwich before going to the Gunfleet Sands windfarm, off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea.

Developers Dong Energy said some 20 turbines have now been installed - with five already commissioned and working.

A spokesman said: “There are going to be 48 over all so we are just about approaching half way.”

The giant Dong turbines will each generate around 3.6MW of power - around 172MW when they are all on line.

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Chris Lewis, chief executive officer for Hutchison Ports, which owns Harwich International Port, said: “As a company committed to monitoring and improving environmental issues we are pleased to be involved in the logistics chain for the construction of the Gunfleet Sands windfarm.

“Sustainable energy sources are of paramount importance, and this development will help with the country's energy requirements, securing a 'greener' future for all.”