Wind Power in the UK
The Kentish Flats wind farm comprises 30 efficient wind turbines capable of producing up to 3 MW of electricity each, so that the total output of the wind farm could be up to 90 MW.
The Kentish Flats offshore wind farm has set a dual record: the 30 turbine project host the largest wind turbine so far installed in the UK, and the project was the largest wind farm in the UK, at 90 MW rated capacity, at the erection time.
The wind farm was erected by the leading danish power company Elsam. Elsam has more than 25 years of experience within wind energy projects and the Kentish Flats project is part of Elsam's strategy to become an international company by establishing energy plants on a sustainable and long-term basis, beyond the borders of Denmark.
The Kentish Flats project will have an important role to play in helping to achieve the British Government targets in relation to climate change and the commitments of the Kyoto protocol.
The Kentish Flats project alone will displace an estimated 4.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over its 20-year life time, compared to conventional fossil fuel generation.