Vattenfall’s Thanet Wind Farm Generates First Power

18 May 2010 (Last Updated May 18th, 2010 18:30)

Vattenfall Thanet offshore wind farm, off the Kent coast in the UK, has generated power for the first time this week as the Swedish utility made another great stride towards its ambition of making electricity clean by the middle of this century. The project produced power for the natio

Vattenfall Thanet offshore wind farm, off the Kent coast in the UK, has generated power for the first time this week as the Swedish utility made another great stride towards its ambition of making electricity clean by the middle of this century.

The project produced power for the national grid using one of the 3MW wind turbines in wind speeds of 10-13m per second, generating up to 2.8MW of power.

The Thanet wind farm, due for completion this summer, is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The 300MW project has now installed 73 of the 100 3MW Vestas V90 wind turbines.

Once the offshore wind farm is connected to the grid, it is expected to boost UK offshore wind capacity by over 30%.