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Site for Isle of Wight wind farm unveiled

Fri 18 Feb 2011

Site for Isle of Wight wind farm unveiled

The location of a wind farm which is set to be created off the coast of the Isle of Wight has been revealed by the developer of the project.

Dutch firm Eneco has announced that the offshore park will be located off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, to the west of the Isle of Wight, with enough power expected to be generated by the facility for between 615,000 and 820,000 homes.

It is thought that as many as 150 and 240 turbines are set to be situated at the site, depending on the size of the structures.

Project director Chris Sherrington stated that the firm has "comprehensively evaluating key aspects" of the development.

"This is an important milestone in the lifetime of the development of this project and enables us to look to the future and consider wider impacts," he said.

The UK's sea bed is owned by the Crown Estate, which has handed out contracts to developers for sites around the country's coastline.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800414055-ADNFCR

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